I can't figure out why it says permission denied though - the attributes are set so that everyone can execute it:
-rwxr-xr-x+ 1 root root 149676 Feb 28 2004 /bin/tar*
I'm not sure what that + at the end is, but I think that's what's causing it not to work. The + is also added to the end of ping and traceroute. This is a CPanel server, and traceroutes are enabled - so I'm not sure where these +s are coming from, why they're there, or how to remove them.
what happened was cpanel desided to add posix acls (which i think was one of the dumbest ideas on earth....custom compiled kernels are going to have fun with them... 2.4 edition) to restrict access to certian things from users nobody etc.. Thats what that + is.. its from posixacl's
I see that user/group nobody has no permissions. I hate when CPanel implements things like this, it breaks scripts that work fine before... How do I remove that, and is there anyway in CPanel to specify that I don't want it used on certain scripts?