Server down regularly

Bob Collins bobc at
Fri Apr 2 12:56:37 PST 2004

On Sat, Apr  3, 2004, meimi clacked the keyboard to produce:
> Hello,
>   From the "messages" log, the error I found:
> /kernel: arplookup xx.xx.xx.xx failed: host is not on local network
> And warning I got
> /kernel: WARNING: / was not properly dismounted
> The first is I have got the wrong netmask, but the error is always in the
> log and i don't think it is the problem.
> The second one is just because I issued a reboot from my apc reboot
> interface.
> Also, I shouldn't say regularly, it should be frequently. It has been 4
> times this weeks.
> > Do you feel that it is very secure?  Anyone else
> > have access to this box?
> I am not sure it is very secure and, yes, other people can access but not
> root access.
> Thanks
> Meimi

In my experience arplookup should not cause a shutdown if it fails.

Are you *ABSOLUTELY* sure the others have no root acces? Are they wheel
group? Do they know root's password?


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