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HELP!! - I'm not good at this - I have this entry in /var/spool/mail/root

users logging in through sshd:
   root:
      172.16.26.113 (itw-ws-0017.mydomain.com ) : 1 time
** unmatched entries **
warning /etc/hosts.allow line 14: missing ":" separator : 1 time (s)
address 172.16.26.113 maps to itw-ws-mydomain.com, but this does not map back to the address - POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT! : 1 time (s)

how can i see if this is a real possible break in?  Also - is there a way to see who is logged in to 172.16.26.113 using the ip address?
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arnold earned 500 total points
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hosts.allow has the format:
service:host or list of hosts.
The error seems to suggest that you have
entry entry2
versus
entry: entry2
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you were right! I freaked out over nothing.
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