[unisog] Strange packets?

Peter Van Epp vanepp at sfu.ca
Fri Jul 20 02:19:54 GMT 2001

	Yep, 1.7 is ancient (and buggy) history. 2.0 is released and 2.02 (I
think) is in beta. www.qosient.com is the new home of argus (and the mailing

Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada

> I've been running argus (1.7) for close to a year now.  I found that
> it would crash once every few weeks, so I wrote a 'driver' that would
> monitor it, log a message and restart it if it would ever crash.
> Well, the past few days, I've been seeing it crash dozens of times
> an hour...  Starting at suppertime... 
> I suspect that some strange types of packets are overflowing buffers
> and screwing things up.  I'm also suspecting that these packets
> are related to some kind of attack/probe/exploit/etc.
> Is there some kind of thing using some weirdly-formed packets going
> around these days?
> Do I remember reading here about an argus mailing list?
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