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Old 07-20-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Distribution: AIX 4.3 RH 7,8,9 / Fedora C1/
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entries in /var/log/secure

I'm not sure this is a security question or not:

i was perusing my log: /var/log/secure and found many (100's) of entries of the format:

Jul 19 10:00:35 cl xinetd[20847]: FAIL: sgi_fam libwrap from=<no address>
Jul 19 10:00:35 cl xinetd[3199]: START: sgi_fam pid=20848 from=<no address>
Jul 19 10:00:35 cl xinetd[20848]: FAIL: sgi_fam libwrap from=<no address>
Jul 19 10:00:35 cl xinetd[3199]: START: sgi_fam pid=20849 from=<no address>

I'm running FC1 with uname -r giving: 2.4.22-1.2197.nptl

Is this an sgi_fam bug or is someone/thing trying to access sgi_fam and failing? Or worse, is there
an attack of some sort under-way on this machine. I have iptables in place...dropping all packets
in/forwarded and allowing only specific ssh connections via tcp-wrappers.

Any thoughts???
Old 07-20-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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This is a known bug on Fedora Core 1

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