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Old 06-29-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: New Haven, CT
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
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Help: I think my system has been compromised!

My current outgoing rate is 240 kbits/sec.

There's nothing on my network that should be uploading anything.

How can I check what is sending all this traffic and to where? I'm on RedHat 8.0.

It stopped as soon as I stopped xinetd. The only service I think xinetd runs is vsftpd. But I checked my log for vsftpd and there's nothing. So now, how do I root out the problem and secure it?

Thanks in advance.

Edited: Problem solved. Someone was in fact downloading from but vsftpd didn't log it until after it was over.

Last edited by Comatose51; 06-29-2003 at 06:13 PM.
Old 06-29-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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maybe a NODE is down and you are actually the Supernode of your zone?

Last edited by tr4nce; 06-29-2003 at 05:53 PM.
Old 06-29-2003, 06:00 PM   #3
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What are you talking about??? Kazaa? It's not running on any of my systems and xinetd and it's services seem to be the cause of it. I'm guessing it's vsftpd.


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