Forum OpenACS Q&A: Can anyone help with these messages?


I have an OpenACS site ( that's been up for quite a while
and speaks well of you all.
Recently I've noticed the following entries being added to my server
log (/var/log/messages) at a rate of 3/interface (eth0 and eth1) every
second. I see that the protocol is udp (PROTO=17) and from
/etc/services the services are bootps (67) and bootpc (68). I have
implemented firewallss so DENY almost everything. The source
ip points to Since I live in CT and use Cox
Cable's @home cable service, it looks like it may be one of their

Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

1 log entry:

Jun 10 04:02:04 warrior kernel: Packet log: input DENY eth0
PROTO=17 L=576 S=0x00 I=0x0000
T=252 (#12)

Posted by David Walker on
I suggest either denying without logging or accepting without logging.  I think if you deny it you disable @home's dhcp.  Personally I accept it and have a script to restart my firewall with the new IP if they change the IP with DHCP.  (They haven't done that very often though).