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Old 09-27-2008, 07:10 AM   #1
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strange problem


IN my linux box one problem

the error is

eth0 : primiscuous mode enable

this line should appper when starting and shuting down the system.

and one more erroris

/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit line 927 : 1448 Segmentation Fault
chown root.root /tmp.ICE-unix

i dont know what is this

pls some one tel me whatis this and solution for this

thank u for advance bye.
Old 09-27-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by saran_sai View Post
eth0 : promiscuous mode enable
It's not an error but a message of the informative level. It means some application is changing the specs of your network device to be able to listen to all traffic. While promiscuous mode could point to security problems (like a sniffer), it is common for network measurement or traffic diagnostics apps to enable it. The "problem" is that there's two methods of enabling promiscuous mode: the "ifconfig way" and "libpcap membership". So detection should be done running both 'ifconfig' (or say 'ifpromisc' from Chkrootkit) and 'ip link show'. Rootkit Hunter also uses /proc/net/packet info to show you which applications run in promiscuous mode.

Originally Posted by saran_sai View Post
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit line 927 : 1448 Segmentation Fault
This could be related or not. What is shown between lines 917 and 937 of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit? Are there any more recent errors or anomalies? Did you ever verify the contents of your installation?
Old 09-27-2008, 11:00 AM   #3
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From Man ifconfig below:
Enable or disable the promiscuous mode of the interface. If selected,
all packets on the network will be received by the interface.
So in "Terminal", do "ifconfig -promisc eth0" to turn off promiscuous mode for eth0.


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