Firewall messages?

Bryan Breen Bryan.C.Breen.1 at gsfc.nasa.gov
Wed Nov 27 15:01:58 PST 2002


At 17:52 11/27/02 -0000, Lee Hancock wrote:
>I am starting a new rebuild of lfs and blfs, setup the firewall as describe
>in the blfs book and I keep getting the following messages...
>
>FIREWALL:INPUT IN=eth1 OUT=MAC=00:d0:59:f1:41:2b:00:04:28:23:1c:a8:08:00
>SRC=12.5.140.199
>DST=81.97.147.78 LEN=78 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=111 ID=59771 PROTO=UDP
>SPT=28544 DPT=137 LEN=58
>Iam  not really worried as I have no services running yet but curious to
>know what they are and what they mean. If someone could shed some light on
>it for me.

IIRC, that's most likely just someone's Windows box on your ISPs local
network that is spewing out it's NetBIOS gibberish. Harmless beyond wasting
a bit of network bandwidth. Just let your firewall discard the packets (as
it is already doing) and you'll be fine.

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