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SubjectRE: syslogd: recvfrom inet: resource temporarily unavailable

That's odd because every box that I have looked at has the in the netstat list if there is a service listening on a
particular port.

I know most programs will allow one to specify on which interface to
listen, but it doesn't look as if syslogd has such an option.

As an additional piece of information, I've tried tweaking xinetd.conf,
but those messages are still being logged into /var/log/messages.

Thanks for your help,

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard B. Johnson []
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 11:36 AM
To: Rechenberg, Andrew
Subject: Re: syslogd: recvfrom inet: resource temporarily unavailable

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Rechenberg, Andrew wrote:

> I am using a Dell PowerEdge 2300 running Red Hat Linux 7.2 for a
> syslog consolidation machine. It is also our network monitoring
> system and it runs Cricket, NMIS, and cflowd and Flowscan for Cisco
> NetFlow collection.
> Lately the machine has been running extremely slow whenever anything
> that happens on the box needs to syslog something (su, logins, etc.).
> I've checked /var/log/messages and it repeatedly contains the
> following line:

> udp 0 0*
> udp 41056 0*
> udp 0 0*
> udp 0 0*
> udp 0 0*
> udp 0 0*
> udp 0 0*

I think that all these addresses are handled just like
broadcast addresses, i.e., your driver will get interrupted for
every packet on the wire. If so, this is not good and will severely
affect the performance of your computer. I think you need a real
"network(ed)" address for these, i.e.,,, etc.
In the "olden" days, was the broadcast address and I think
that Linux still maintains that compatibility.

> Andrew Rechenberg
> Infrastructure Team, Sherman Financial Group
> Phone: 513.677.7809
> Fax: 513.677.7838
> -

Dick Johnson
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