[SOLVED] wierd entry in /var/log/messages file


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  1. #1
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    [SOLVED] wierd entry in /var/log/messages file

    Hi Everyone,

    I was looking through my log files today when I noticed that my messages log is filled with the following message which is repeated every 20 mins.

    Oct 28 23:16:22 StarKnight -- MARK --
    Oct 28 23:36:22 StarKnight -- MARK --
    Oct 28 23:56:22 StarKnight -- MARK --
    StarKnight is the machine's hostname. This is a hdd install of Knopix which was upgraded to the latest testing debian using apt-get. I am using kernel ver 2.6.5 #1 SMP.

    The machine is fully patched as of yesterday. I tried searching for the error on the web but didnt find anything useful.

    Any idea what these messages mean?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    - Suramya
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    My Website: http://www.suramya.com
    My Blog: http://www.suramya.com/blog
    Registered Linux User #: 309391
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    Disclaimer:
    Any errors in spelling, tact, or fact are transmission errors.
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  2. #2
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    This is default syslog behavior. If you want ot stop it then adding "-m 0" to the invokation line
    of syslogd will stop syslog markings. "-m n" will place a mark every n
    minutes.

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    Some dude named Mark has h4x0r3d your box!




    No, actually, the first reply was correct. Just a way of letting you know log daemons are still running....

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    thanks for the quick reply. Now I can rest easy knowing that my computer is not doing anything that it shouldn't be.

    - Suramya
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    My Website: http://www.suramya.com
    My Blog: http://www.suramya.com/blog
    Registered Linux User #: 309391
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    Disclaimer:
    Any errors in spelling, tact, or fact are transmission errors.
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    heh heh, you're not the only one who has raised an eyebrow at this one; first time I saw that I wondered if I had been "h4x0r3d" as well.
    If your desktop icons start dancing around on you then you should worry
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