Every minute there is a message line in /var/adm/messages file, please help

Every minute there is a message line in /var/adm/messages file, please help

Post by Joanna Li » Thu, 23 Dec 1999 04:00:00



The following line keeps showing up in the /var/adm/messages file every
minute. Can anybody tell me how to stop that? Please email me if you can
help. Thanks.
                                                                Joanna
===
Dec 22 16:28:11 todd bsd-gw[1543]: request to
bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
Dec 22 16:29:11 todd bsd-gw[1556]: request to
bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
Dec 22 16:30:11 todd bsd-gw[1557]: request to
bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
===
machine name: todd
printer name: bsttbw
checked with admin on system dledq and no request is pending.
 
 
 

Every minute there is a message line in /var/adm/messages file, please help

Post by Greg Andre » Thu, 23 Dec 1999 04:00:00



>The following line keeps showing up in the /var/adm/messages file every
>minute. Can anybody tell me how to stop that? Please email me if you can
>help. Thanks.
>                                                                Joanna
>===
>Dec 22 16:28:11 todd bsd-gw[1543]: request to
>bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
>Dec 22 16:29:11 todd bsd-gw[1556]: request to
>bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
>Dec 22 16:30:11 todd bsd-gw[1557]: request to
>bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
>===
>machine name: todd
>printer name: bsttbw
>checked with admin on system dledq and no request is pending.

Nevertheless, it's making connections to TCP port 515 on your machine
and asking to send a print job to a printer that is unknown to your
machine.

Ask the admin to shut that machine down for a few minutes while
you're on the phone with him/her.  You'll see the messages stop.
When that machine boots back up, you'll see the messages resume.

Then you can make that machine's admin really find the problem
and stop it.

  -Greg
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Every minute there is a message line in /var/adm/messages file, please help

Post by John Riddoc » Fri, 24 Dec 1999 04:00:00




>>The following line keeps showing up in the /var/adm/messages file every
>>minute. Can anybody tell me how to stop that? Please email me if you can
>>help. Thanks.
>>Dec 22 16:28:11 todd bsd-gw[1543]: request to
>>bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
> Nevertheless, it's making connections to TCP port 515 on your machine
> and asking to send a print job to a printer that is unknown to your
> machine.
> Ask the admin to shut that machine down for a few minutes while
> you're on the phone with him/her.  You'll see the messages stop.
> When that machine boots back up, you'll see the messages resume.
> Then you can make that machine's admin really find the problem
> and stop it.

Ask him/her to check /var/spool/print; we had a machine do a similar thing
a while back and it was actually printd causing the problem.  Emptying the
directory cleared the problem.  Also make damn sure that the printer has
been removed from the client box.

--

http://www.scms.rgu.ac.uk/staff/jr/
First Law of Socio-Genetics:
     Celibacy is not hereditary.

 
 
 

Every minute there is a message line in /var/adm/messages file, please help

Post by Joanna Li » Fri, 24 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Thanks for you guys' help. It worked!!!!!

There were tons of files(symbolic links) under /var/spool/print and they
pointed to the files that were not exist. The removal of those links certainly
stopped the message.

I think what happened was somebody tried to sent the print job and noticed the
printer wasn't there. They didn't cancel the job and resubmit a new job to the
right printer and got it done. Then they removed the files they wanted to
print before the timeout of the bad print job. Those links had the root as
owner and the group id was the same as the pointing directory.

One thing I don't know is how to prevent this from happening from the server
side. That printer wasn't even defined on the client box.

Thanks again for all your help. Finally the annoying message stopped.
Happy holiday.
                                                                Joanna




> >>The following line keeps showing up in the /var/adm/messages file every
> >>minute. Can anybody tell me how to stop that? Please email me if you can
> >>help. Thanks.

> >>Dec 22 16:28:11 todd bsd-gw[1543]: request to
> >>bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com

> > Nevertheless, it's making connections to TCP port 515 on your machine
> > and asking to send a print job to a printer that is unknown to your
> > machine.

> > Ask the admin to shut that machine down for a few minutes while
> > you're on the phone with him/her.  You'll see the messages stop.
> > When that machine boots back up, you'll see the messages resume.

> > Then you can make that machine's admin really find the problem
> > and stop it.

> Ask him/her to check /var/spool/print; we had a machine do a similar thing
> a while back and it was actually printd causing the problem.  Emptying the
> directory cleared the problem.  Also make damn sure that the printer has
> been removed from the client box.

> --

> http://www.scms.rgu.ac.uk/staff/jr/
> First Law of Socio-Genetics:
>      Celibacy is not hereditary.

 
 
 

Every minute there is a message line in /var/adm/messages file, please help

Post by Dryas » Fri, 14 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Joanna

someting is using the print utility

start the truss cmd on the lpsched daemon and the syslogd daemon
      exa   truss -p "PID of the daemon" -t open,read,write

It is possible this is comming from a remote system (old delted queue on the
server)

start the snoop cmd
        nslookup  dledq.itg.ti.com     =>to get ip addr
        snoop -v "ip addre of that system"

regards ds wim de preter

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> The following line keeps showing up in the /var/adm/messages file every
> minute. Can anybody tell me how to stop that? Please email me if you can
> help. Thanks.
>                                                                 Joanna
> ===
> Dec 22 16:28:11 todd bsd-gw[1543]: request to
> bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
> Dec 22 16:29:11 todd bsd-gw[1556]: request to
> bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
> Dec 22 16:30:11 todd bsd-gw[1557]: request to
> bsttbwel_user_proc_grant.sql.ps (unknown printer) from dledq.itg.ti.com
> ===
> machine name: todd
> printer name: bsttbw
> checked with admin on system dledq and no request is pending.