[Linux-cluster] /var/log/secure

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Tue Feb 7 12:55:56 UTC 2006

Anthony Assi wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone tell me what does the following line in the /var/log/secure 
> file means.
> [genoServer]$ tail -f /var/log/secure
> Feb  7 13:30:02 genoServer sshd[7750]: Did not receive identification 
> string from ::ffff:

I'm sure google could tell you all kinds of answers here, however, I see 
this on machines with a network monitoring tool installed that is 
checking for sshd to be running.  If you connect to port 22 via telnet 
(telnet localhost 22), and then disconnect, it will probably show you 
that message.


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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