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Old 03-21-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Unsure of process


When I type in ps aux on my debian box, I get a list of all the processes running.

Most processes look something like /usr/sbin/nameofdaemon however I have one that looks like this "-:0". Its running as a mail server and Im getting all these crazy entries in the /var/log/exim/mainlog file like it is being used to relay spam

2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DD8p0-0006oI-00 == T=remote_smtp defer (-44): retry time not reached for any host
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DDYS3-00010o-00 <= <> R=1DD8p0-0006oI-00 U=mail P=local S=1205
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DDYRz-0000zI-00 => R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp []
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DDYRz-0000zI-00 Completed
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DD7o3-0004MH-00 Message is frozen
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DD8iX-0004tW-00 Message is frozen
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DDYBD-0000eM-00 => R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp []*
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DDYBD-0000eM-00 Completed
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DD7na-0004Ew-00 Message is frozen
2005-03-22 09:44:59 1DD7nT-0004D6-00 Message is frozen

Can anybody help me? Does it look like my box has been compromised?

Old 03-21-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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i hope not, because i tried a ps aux and got somthing like "X -0"
but i'm not going to worry about it...
Old 03-21-2005, 08:53 PM   #3
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You might try installing and running "chkrootkit"
That is:
'apt-get install chkrootkit'

after installation, run as root, "chkrootkit" from the comand prompt (sans the quotes).

Off hand, though, do you speak hangul -- Korean? Use Google to search on ""
Old 03-21-2005, 08:57 PM   #4
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i don't speak Korean, and don't have apt-get, the main reason i'm not going to worry about it is because i plan to reformat my hd soon, so what's on


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