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Old 01-08-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
Pedroski
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su call jams the comp


This is taken from /var/log/messages
Anyone know what is going on here??? Please?
My computer is jamming up because of this.


Jan 8 21:27:53 oldcomp pppd[3532]: local IP address 192.168.100.236
Jan 8 21:27:53 oldcomp pppd[3532]: remote IP address 192.168.100.12
Jan 8 21:27:53 oldcomp pppd[3532]: primary DNS address 192.168.100.1
Jan 8 21:27:55 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3632]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:27:55 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3632]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3665]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3665]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3689]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3689]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3713]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3713]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3737]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3737]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:27:56 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3761]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:27:57 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3761]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:27:57 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3786]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:27:57 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[3786]: session closed for user root

This keeps going on every second, no wonder the computer jams

Jan 8 21:36:52 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30004]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:36:53 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30004]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:36:53 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30039]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:36:53 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30039]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:36:53 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30071]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:36:53 oldcomp pppd[3532]: Terminating on signal 15.
Jan 8 21:36:53 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30071]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:36:54 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30097]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 8 21:36:54 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[30097]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:36:54 oldcomp pppd[3532]: Connection terminated.
Jan 8 21:36:54 oldcomp pppd[3532]: Connect time 9.1 minutes.
Jan 8 21:36:54 oldcomp pppd[3532]: Sent 4793 bytes, received 5680 bytes.


I get max file reached
Jan 8 21:37:14 oldcomp su(pam_unix)[32006]: session closed for user root
Jan 8 21:40:00 oldcomp kernel: VFS: file-max limit 25180 reached
Jan 8 21:41:00 oldcomp last message repeated 2 times
 
Old 01-09-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Are you the only user on the system?
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:04 AM   #3
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Only little ol' me!
I'm beginning to think this is a virus or so. It starts when I go online. I have the system monitor on, the cpu usage shoots up and stays there!
 
Old 01-09-2005, 02:27 AM   #4
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I doubt it is a virus - very low chance. Do you have a firewall up? What do you mean by "go online"? Open a webbrowser, or connect to the internet?
 
Old 01-09-2005, 04:20 AM   #5
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When the wvdial connection comes up, the cpu goes to 100% and stays there, even after disconnecting!
I've just done a complete reinstall, from scratch. Seems to be working now, but I'd still like to have an explanation of the above. Who or what is requesting what looks like a call for an su shell???
 
  


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