Why Does "/var/log/messages" Report Martian Packets (Doc ID 1496139.1)

Last updated on JULY 14, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 5.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] [Release OL5 to OL5U10]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Goal

There are entries like these in the /var/log/messages file:

PS: Ipaddresses are mentioned for example.

Aug 22 11:08:21 server kernel: martian source 192.168.12.197 from 192.168.12.198, on dev bondib0
Aug 22 11:08:21 server kernel: ll header: 08:00:00:00:45:00:01:00:00:00:40:00:40:11:9f:11:c0:a8:0c:c6:c0:a8:0c:c5
Aug 22 11:08:22 server kernel: martian source 192.168.12.192 from 192.168.12.198, on dev bondib0
Aug 22 11:08:22 server kernel: ll header: 08:00:00:00:45:00:00:6c:00:00:40:00:40:11:9f:aa:c0:a8:0c:c6:c0:a8:0c:c0
Aug 22 12:11:27 server kernel: martian source 192.168.12.192 from 192.168.12.198, on dev bondib0
Aug 22 12:11:27 server kernel: ll header: 08:00:00:00:45:00:01:00:00:00:40:00:40:11:9f:16:c0:a8:0c:c6:c0:a8:0c:c0

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