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Old 10-13-2003, 02:23 AM   #1
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/var/log/messages --filling up rapidly


Hi All,

Upon doing a, cat /var/log/messages I have noticed that the file is rapidly filling up with these messages:

Oct 13 07:45:52 localhost kernel: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=111.111.11.111 DST=111.111.111.111 LEN=92 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=126 ID=64132 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=8 CODE=0 ID=768 SEQ=44621
Oct 13 07:46:19 localhost kernel: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=111.111.111.111 DST=111.111.111.111 LEN=92 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=126 ID=44405 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=8 CODE=0 ID=768 SEQ=44621
Oct 13 07:46:24 localhost kernel: IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=111.111.111.111 DST=111.111.111.111 LEN=92 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=126 ID=30486 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=8 CODE=0 ID=768 SEQ=44365

Around 85% of the file is taken up with these messages [which makes examining this file tiresome] Can anyone explain why I am getting these messages, and whether or not there is anything I can do about them.

Thank you in advance.....
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:16 AM   #2
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That's log information from iptables. Somewhere in your firewall script you've got a rule that is logging information. If you want it to stop, you'll have to find that line and comment it out. Look for a line that has -j LOG in it.
 
  


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