[thelist] tcp connections / load average

patrick pms at stoutstreet.com
Thu May 31 07:44:40 CDT 2012

On 5/31/2012 12:20 am, Bob Meetin wrote:
> tcp 0 0     174.121.xxx.xxx:80     $ip_address:58530      TIME_WAIT -
> tcp 0 0     174.121.xxx.xxx:80     $ip_address:58532      TIME_WAIT -
> The load average skyrocketed (>100) so I checked a log file and found 
> a ton of tcp connections from the same address ($ip_address). When 
> this happens I commonly check Project Honeypot and can track them to 
> comment spammers, mail harvestors, etc.
> In this case, nothing glaring shows. What else might I check to see if 
> this is, indeed, the source and an unwanted visitor?
> Bob

Can you check what resources/pages are being targeted? Are you seeing 
GETs and POSTs where you shouldn't?


patrick sanders
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