Re: an alarming message

Subject: Re: an alarming message
From: Darrin Tams (
Date: Sun Jan 07 2001 - 21:19:37 MST

I recieve that all the time from a Terminal Server on our network for some
library terminals. From the research I did on it, it is a harmless
configuration somewhere on your network (probably a Mainframe Server and
terminal host system on your network (Server Service)) broadcassting out a
request to see if it's host is there. At one time I figured out which
service was listening for this on Linux (consequently replying and resulting
with the error message) but then made some changes which must have turned it
back on. I had forgoten which service it was and since then I just let it

Find out who/what is using that IP and you'll know weather or not it is a
harmless server connfiguration trying to talk to another computer or a
trouble user out to get you.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gawain Reifsnyder" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 7:51 PM
Subject: an alarming message

> I noticed this in my /var/log/messages:
> sent an invalid ICMP error to a broadcast.
> It also was waiting for me on the login screen of our YDL machine
> when I went to log in.
> Was somebody trying to pull some funny business with the server?

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