Kernel messages

jekillen jekillen at
Fri Apr 21 02:08:28 UTC 2006

I have a question about a disconcerting event relayed to me from my 
there are eight entries regarding network interface status:
rl0 link changed to DOWN
"            "           "  UP
"           "            "  DOWN
"          "             "  UP
sis0 promiscuous mode enabled
"        "                          disabled
"         "                         enabled
"         "                         disabled
The disconcerting entries are re sis0 promiscuous mode enabled.
Is the kernel trying to eaves drop on someone?
One link is to the inside network and the other is to static ip address
that is assigned but as yet has not been configured on the router to
receive requests from outside.
I admit, I am learning at this point. I've been watching the router 
security log and
have seen just in the last week (as long as it has had the static ip's 
several hundred broadcast amplification attempts blocked.
And I have been reading my root mail and am now interested in a 
tutorial or
some published specifics about how to interpret these messages.
I'm running v6 release on AMD64. I'm setting up to host a web site.
thanks in advance.
PS in the mean time I will be going through what I have already.

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