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How do I read and/or view logs files under OpenSuse / Novell Enterprise Linux?

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Q. I see following message in my logs files:

Linux bnx2: eth1: No interrupt was generated using MSI, switching to INTx mode

My server hangs occasionally after rebooting with above message in /var/log/message. How do I get rid of this problem under CentOS Linux / RHEL version 4.x?

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Q. I’ve CentOS 5 server running on Dell hardware. I’m getting following error message in my /var/log/message file (some time message is also shown on console): Jul 05 12:04:05 dell01 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0 Jul 05 12:04:05 dell01 kernel: Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0 Jul 05 12:04:18 […]

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Q. I’m using Red hat Enterprise Linux server. I’m getting following error in /var/log/message file: Apr 16 16:38:02 server ntpd[22694]: sendto(10.0.77.54): Bad file descriptor Apr 16 16:38:08 server ntpd[22694]: sendto(66.111.46.200): Bad file descriptor Apr 16 16:38:25 server ntpd[22694]: sendto(83.133.111.7): Bad file descriptor Apr 16 16:38:28 server ntpd[22694]: sendto(81.169.156.100): Bad file descriptor How do I fix […]

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Q. I would like to know – how do I detect ARP spoofing? I am using Debian Linux. A. Use arpwatch command to keeps track for ethernet/ip address pairings. It logs message or activity to syslogs and reports certain changes via email. Arpwatch uses pcap to listen for arp packets on a local ethernet interface. […]

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