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The Problem with Netstat

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supermike's picture
Joined: 2006-02-17

I was having trouble working with chkrootkit. You download this file, expand and compile it, and then run a Bash script. It checks your system for known rootkits. Worked great on Ubuntu, but then it failed on RH9. When I dug where it was failing, it turns out that it was the netstat command. You see, on my Ubuntu system, the netstat command runs and then stops. But on my RH9 system, the netstat command runs and runs and runs and runs -- it never stops. In fact, it complains about "bogus tcp line" periodically in the output. As well, the output begins to repeat itself. I checked to see if I had an alias on the netstat command and it appeared I did not. Therefore, I uninstalled and reinst