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Old 12-05-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
lhoff
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Kernel echoing messages on VC (unwanted behavior)


I've been getting this message echoed across my virtual console screen constantly (stepping on whatever work I'm doing, including file management activity in Midnight Commander):

Dec 5 12:03:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.2 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=254 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=234
Dec 5 12:03:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.2 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=237 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=217
Dec 5 12:03:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.5 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=254 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=234
Dec 5 12:03:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.5 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=237 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=217
Dec 5 12:03:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.8 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=254 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=234
Dec 5 12:03:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.8 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=237 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=217
Dec 5 12:15:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.2 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=254 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=234
Dec 5 12:15:00 kernel: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.2 DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=237 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=217

This only happens on the screen at the server: if I work on a term at a workstation on the network, it doesn't happen. Where should I look for whatever's causing this? Thanks!

Specs:
IBM Aptiva 2159
Pentium I (yes, ONE!...)
64MB RAM
20GB HD
Mandrake 8.1

Last edited by lhoff; 12-05-2003 at 12:45 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 12:47 PM   #2
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What you see there is the logging of your Shorewall (Firewall).
For howto change this behaviour goto
http://www.shorewall.net/
(FAY/HowTo) Section.

But afaik it's not that easy to tell shorewall to log in some different file.


Regards

Dirk
 
Old 12-05-2003, 01:13 PM   #3
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Actually, yes and no.

I'm not running Shorewall, but Linux Firewall. However, a quick look at my LOG chain shows that it executes on EVERYTHING. So, some judicious changes now keep it from doing so on traffic within the LAN.

Thanks!
 
Old 12-05-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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What you need to do is edit /etc/syslog.conf on the server, and if there are any lines ending with /dev/console then change that to a file.
 
  


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