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Re: [opensuse] syslog stuff (was: fsck running amok)
  • From: Darryl Gregorash <raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 16:29:40 -0600
  • Message-id: <45AEA354.8030009@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2007-01-17 15:24, Greg Wallace wrote:
> Well, I've done some more digging on this problem and, though I have found
> out some things, I am still no closer to solving the problem than before.
>
> 1) The huge amount of lines in /var/log/messages seems to be unrelated to
> why I'm getting an fsck every time I boot. There are hundreds of lines in
> there that look like this one --
>
> Linux kernel: SFW2-IN-ACC-RELATED IN eth0
> OUT=MAC=00:08:74:24:85:82:00:04:5A:0f:18:07:08:00 SRC=128.61.111.11
> DST=192.168.1.102 LEN=529 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=238936 WINDOW=1716
> RES=0x00 ACK FIN URGP=0 OPT (long hex number here)
>

This is firewall logging. Why it is in /var/log/messages is a mystery,
because (at least in 9.3) the syslog-ng config file is written to write
all firewall log entries to a separate file. Possibly you are still
using the old syslog, which is pretty brain dead and dumps everything
from the kernel into /var/log/messages. If so, I suggest you dump it and
install syslog-ng instead.


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