# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-09-12 05:37:17 +0200: > I 've got a message in my logfiles that I don't understand. > The ip-addresses are none that I'm to my knowing are associated with. > Wonder what it is or if it's anything to worry about. > > odin.swedehost.com kernel log messages: > > icmp redirect from 18.104.22.168: 22.214.171.124 => 126.96.36.199 > > Checking up on the above Ip-addresses don't ring any bells ider.
Looks like your machine was sending traffic to 188.8.131.52, and an intermediate host at 184.108.40.206 sent an ICMP redirect message telling it to send them to 220.127.116.11 instead. See RFC 792. As for security concerns: any packet might have the source address spoofed, and obeying ICMP type 5 messages in a hostile environment (like the internet) means you're giving your network traffic out for public consumption. -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"