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Author Topic: odd files in var/log  (Read 1554 times)

TonyH9904

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odd files in var/log
« on: October 25, 2007, 08:24:19 am »

 Hello everyone, long time no see!  Going thru my var/log files the other day I found a ton of odd log files with people's names that I don't know. They are old, from last year but I'm curious what they mean. I googled for awhile and couldn't find any reference to anything like this, from public nor in the Samba docs. Here's a sample, if anybody has a clue what it is:
[2006/12/27 17:31:57, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_data(526)
  read_data: read failure for 4 bytes to client 72.242.34.166. Error = Connection reset by peer
[2006/12/27 19:03:01, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_data(526)
  read_data: read failure for 4 bytes to client 72.242.34.166. Error = Connection reset by peer

That one has a file name of "samba.osborn", there's plenty of others that say similar, 'samba.betty'  etc etc
   Were these some kind of attempts to gain access to my samba server thru my ISP, or what? they all say the same thing-connection reset by peer. (I know now, lol, samba disabled since no longer have my other computer connected to this linux machine)
   Thanks for any info!!!
tonyh
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TonyH9904

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Re: odd files in var/log
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 09:02:47 pm »

 LOL looks like I stumped the schwab with that one!
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jovanoti

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Re: odd files in var/log
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 03:50:06 am »

I have the same issue like you. There are tens of these files in my /var/log directory. I'm using Samba to access local network, may be these are the log files of accessed shares for single host. There are also files like <IP>.samba, for example 10.1.2.56.samba. I don't know exactly what are these files, just guessing. :)
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