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RE: [opensuse] syslog stuff (was: fsck running amok)
On Wednesday, January 17, 2007 @ 4:30 PM, Darryl Gregorash wrote:

>On 2007-01-17 15:24, Greg Wallace wrote:
>> Well, I've done some more digging on this problem and, though I have
>> 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
>> why I'm getting an fsck every time I boot. There are hundreds of lines
>> 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=
>> DST= 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.

Thanks for letting me know what those messages were about. I checked, and
syslog-ng is installed. For some reason my machine still wants to dump all
of that into syslog. Between that and the machine doing an fsck every time
I boot I think this machine has completely lost its mind.

Greg Wallace

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