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WHO IS GOING TO ACTIVATE MY PPP ?

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MY WORKSTATION IS NETRAJ RUNNING SOLARIS 2.5.1.
FROM TIME TO TIME THERE IS SOME USER OR PROCESS THAT MAKE REQUIREMENTS TO PPP TO ACTIVATE THE CONNECTION VIA MODEM.
THIS USER OR PROCESS START EVERY 6/10 MINUTES 24 HOURS A DAY.
PLEASE, HOW CAN I FIND WHO IS THIS USER OR PROCESS OR MACHINE CONNECTED IN MY LAN ?
lba
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stormerider earned 200 total points
ID: 2006975
If your caps lock key is broken, fix it.

Try ps -elf | grep ppp. Or just ps -elf | more. If it's happenning a lot, make crontab entries to take snapshots and email them to you.

0 * * * *  /usr/ucb/ps aux | /usr/ucb/mail -s "Process Snapshot" root

(*Assuming this is your box and you have root*).

I know on linux pppd is owned by root so it uses the call syslog to log information to /var/adm/messages. Try checking in there as well.
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by:lba
ID: 2006976
in that way i don't solve my problem because i am not able to exactly know is going to make a request to ppp.
If I make the command ps -efl | grep ppp I only get :
    root   104     1  0 00:02:49 ?        0:00 /usr/sbin/aspppd -d 1
    root  9788  9770  0 12:57:40 pts/4    0:00 grep ppp
But I don't know anything about the request made to ppp.


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by:lba
ID: 2006977
in that way i don't solve my problem because i am not able to exactly know is going to make a request to ppp.
If I make the command ps -efl | grep ppp I only get :
    root   104     1  0 00:02:49 ?        0:00 /usr/sbin/aspppd -d 1
    root  9788  9770  0 12:57:40 pts/4    0:00 grep ppp
But I don't know anything about the request made to ppp.


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by:stormerider
ID: 2006978
Did you try "grep ppp /var/adm/messages" ?
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by:lba
ID: 2006979
yes,  but it did not find anything !!

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by:stormerider
ID: 2006980
Who "owns" aspppd (if thats the binary). Do a whereis aspppd and then ls -lag and the path to the binary. Is it root? If you check the man page, does it do some sort of logging? Are you running diald? Can you find any information at all that might be of any use? Have you checked /tmp for files that might be logs?
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by:lba
ID: 2006981
aspppd is owned by root:
# ls -alg aspppd
-r-xr-xr-x   1 sys       101304 Mar 11  1998 aspppd
# pwd
/usr/sbin
----------------------
i am not running diald
----------------------
there is not anything interesting in /tmp
----------------------

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by:stormerider
ID: 2006982
Do this as well:

man aspppd | mail -s "Aspppd Man Page" stormerider@windsofstorm.net


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by:stormerider
ID: 2006983
FILES
     /etc/asppp.cf       configuration file
     /etc/log/asppp.log  message log file
 

mail -s "Aspppd logs" stormerider@windsofstorm.net < /etc/log/asppp.log
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by:lba
ID: 2006984
I can make a further detail to my question:
my problem is : who make a request to ppp ?
I know that ppp is activated during boot, but I would like to know which machine ( or process ) of my lan make a requests to PPP service for an external machine .


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by:lba
ID: 2006985
I can make a further detail to my question:
my problem is : who make a request to ppp ?
I know that ppp is activated during boot, but I would like to know which machine ( or process ) of my lan make a requests to PPP service for an external machine .


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by:stormerider
ID: 2006986
The log file was unintelligable. Call Sun for Support.
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by:shooters
ID: 2006987
As root do this.
hostname; cat /etc/shadow | mail -s "Dont be a foo" foo@foo.com
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by:shooters
ID: 2006988
Just turn your modem off.
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by:lba
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sorry, but i don't understand shooters !!


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by:blowfish
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Would you be happy to just turn off PPP?  If that is what you want, then remove /etc/asppp.cf since the start-up script wants that file to exist if the PPP daemon is to start.  Also, you should rename the startup script from /etc/rc2.d/S47asppp to /etc/rc2.d/s47ppp (note the change from "S" to "s"), this will prevent the system from running the script at startup.

--frankf
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by:lba
ID: 2006991
blowfish thank you for your comment, but I don't want to stop PPP, I would like to know who is going to activate requests to PPP.
ciao


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by:lba
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blowfish thank you for your comment, but I don't want to stop PPP, I would like to know who is going to activate requests to PPP.
ciao


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