does this error message mean anything bad?

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Tue Feb 12 12:55:53 UTC 2008


Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Limiting closed port RST response from 266 to 200 packets/second.

It usually means someone (on a fast or local network) is doing a
portscan or a similar activity on the machine. In itself, it's nothing
bad, but it depends on your opinion about portscans.

But it can also mean that a often-used service on the machine (like http
or a database server) is down and you're getting a lot of failed
connection requests from clients.

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