[Nottingham] Weird Stuff

Graeme Fowler nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Sep 6 15:58:00 2002

On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Guangyue Liu wrote:
> I happened to check the log of my router today and found loads of
> entries like the following.
> Sep  6 13:28:16 gw kernel: Packet log: input REJECT eth0 PROTO=17
> 67 L=328 S=0x00 I=10445 F=0x0000 T=255 (#4)

You're on an NTL cable modem. Several thousand other people are on the
same network, and they're all using DHCP or BOOTP for addresses.

That's just a DHCP client broadcasting for a server. It can be ignored -
better to do so, as it'll clutter up your logs :)