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Old 03-23-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
x42bn6
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/var/log/messages problem


In /var/log/messages, I'm getting lots of weird entries:

Code:
Mar 23 19:54:15 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: com.com IN A +
Mar 23 19:55:15 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN AAAA +
Mar 23 19:55:15 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
Mar 23 19:55:15 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:15 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN AAAA +
Mar 23 19:55:15 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:15 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
Mar 23 19:55:15 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN AAAA +
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN AAAA +
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/AAAA/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN A +
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN MX +
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN MX +
Mar 23 19:55:16 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:17 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
Mar 23 19:55:17 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN MX +
Mar 23 19:55:17 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
Mar 23 19:55:17 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:17 <censored> named[1319]: client 127.0.0.1#55094: query: gondasnailart.com IN MX +
Mar 23 19:55:17 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.198#53
Mar 23 19:55:17 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'gondasnailart.com/MX/IN': 195.50.105.199#53
There are lots of other weird entries like this to other sites that are presumably spam:

Code:
Mar 23 19:07:06 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3509: query: DBDIGITALSYSTEMS.COM IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:06 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3510: query: RSTEDT.COM IN CNAME +
Mar 23 19:07:10 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3973: query: UTEC-INT.COM IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:10 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3974: query: JAUDODESIGN.COM IN CNAME +
Mar 23 19:07:10 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#4033: query: VOIP-PORTAL.NET IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:12 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#4196: query: FIRSTTIMEGAYSTORY.COM IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:12 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#4198: query: HBAILEN.COM IN CNAME +
Mar 23 19:07:12 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#4199: query: CALIFORNIAGUYZ.COM IN CNAME +
Mar 23 19:07:12 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#4200: query: SANTOSRESTORATION.COM IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:16 <censored> named[1319]: lame server resolving 'SANTOSRESTORATION.COM' (in 'SANTOSRESTORATION.com'?): 65.61.199.13#53
Mar 23 19:07:16 <censored> named[1319]: lame server resolving 'SANTOSRESTORATION.COM' (in 'SANTOSRESTORATION.com'?): 65.61.198.13#53
Mar 23 19:07:17 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#4826: query: DSTAXI.COM IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:31 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#2160: query: ALBERTLEA.NET IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:41 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3313: query: PDQELECTRICAL.COM IN A +
Mar 23 19:07:41 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3315: query: SONGICON.COM IN CNAME +
Mar 23 19:07:41 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3316: query: MARKETCLEAR.NET IN CNAME +
Mar 23 19:07:41 <censored> named[1319]: client 82.165.148.17#3317: query: BAREKNUCKLEEXTREME.COM IN CNAME +
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'SONGICON.COM/CNAME/IN': 72.32.71.213#53
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'BAREKNUCKLEEXTREME.COM/CNAME/IN': 204.13.160.15#53
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'BAREKNUCKLEEXTREME.COM/CNAME/IN': 204.13.161.15#53
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'ns1.dsredirection.com/AAAA/IN': 204.13.160.15#53
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'ns2.dsredirection.COM/AAAA/IN': 204.13.160.15#53
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'ns1.dsredirection.com/AAAA/IN': 204.13.161.15#53
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'ns2.dsredirection.COM/AAAA/IN': 204.13.161.15#53
Mar 23 19:07:45 <censored> named[1319]: FORMERR resolving 'SONGICON.COM/CNAME/IN': 72.32.71.212#53
Could anyone tell me what on earth is happening here, and a quick summary of what each line means would be nice, too. Thanks.

Last edited by x42bn6; 03-23-2007 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 01:40 AM   #2
jonwatson
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Well, I'm not a BIND expert so I can't tell you what's wrong, specifically, but I can tell you that it's not spam. The 'named' daemon is your DNS server. You have some issues with your BIND setup.

I'll let someone who actually knows something about BIND comment on what the specific problem may be.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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The FORMERR is a "FORMAT ERROR" message. Likely because you are trying to resolve IPv6 addresses (aka AAAA record). Try turning off IPv6 in both Named and your mail server.

There also appears to be a problem resolving MX (mail exchange) records. Not sure why that is occurring.

Do the IP addresses belong to your network or are they unknown remote hosts?
 
Old 03-24-2007, 02:33 PM   #4
x42bn6
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The IP addresses are most likely not ours (some of them get lots of hits when I check their IPs on blacklists). The domains should tell the story - this server runs a forum.

Would disabling IPv6 have any detrimental effects on this?
 
Old 03-24-2007, 08:04 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by x42bn6
Would disabling IPv6 have any detrimental effects on this?
If you are not using an IPv6 network, then it shouldn't cause any problems.
 
  


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