Security run question

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue May 25 11:36:14 PDT 2004

Uwe Doering <gemini at> writes:

> Edd wrote:
> > I recieved my security run today (as usual) and an error which I have
> > never seen before appeared:
> > hitbox.monsternet.lan kernel log messages:
> >
> >>tabase /etc/aliases.db: No such file or directory
> > A quick locate shows that there is no such command as tabase! Any
> > ideas
> > what this might be?
> That should probably read "database", and the message just got clipped
> for some reason.  Some program apparently tried to access
> '/etc/aliases.db', failed to do so and logged an error message, which
> the security run scripts subsequently reported to you.

No, it's more benign than that.
What almost certainly happened is that the first part of a line from
the *top* of the dmesg buffer got clipped off, and so this is only the
*end* of an *old* log message.

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