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  1. #1

    extra processes?

    does anyone know what these processes are?

    3944 ? S 0:00 klogd -x
    4246 ? S 0:00 /bin/bash /usr/bin/run-parts /etc/cron.daily
    4247 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/perl -w /etc/cron.daily/00-logwatch
    4249 ? T 0:00 awk -v progname=/etc/cron.daily/00-logwatch progname {????? print progname ":\n"????? progname
    4296 ? S 0:00 sh -c /bin/cat /var/log/xferlog 2>/dev/null | /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/xferlog/applydate| /etc
    4298 ? T 0:00 /bin/cat /var/log/xferlog
    4299 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/perl -w /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/xferlog/applydate
    4300 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/perl -w /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/xferlog/removeheaders
    4303 ? Z 0:00 [cat <defunct>]
    4337 ? T 0:00 awk -v progname=/etc/cron.monthly/0anacron progname {????? print progname ":\n"????? progname=
    4727 ? R 0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
    4729 pts/0 S 0:00 -bash
    4813 pts/0 T 0:00 man rpm
    4816 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4817 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4822 pts/0 T 0:00 /usr/bin/less -isr
    4838 pts/0 T 0:00 man rpm
    4841 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4842 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4849 pts/0 T 0:00 /usr/bin/less -isr



    i don't know if what these are and/or how to disable them...any ideas?
    Robin Alex
    At your service....

  2. #2
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    Try posting that at www.antionline.com alot of the people there are very skilled in *nix.

    Cheers,
    Phil

    P.S. Im a noobie at *nix

  3. #3
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    None of them loos suspicious... quick summary:

    3944 ? S 0:00 klogd -x
    Kernel log daemon

    4246 ? S 0:00 /bin/bash /usr/bin/run-parts /etc/cron.daily
    4247 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/perl -w /etc/cron.daily/00-logwatch
    4249 ? T 0:00 awk -v progname=/etc/cron.daily/00-logwatch progname {????? print progname ":\n"????? progname
    Daily cron jobs: cleanup, log watch, ...

    4296 ? S 0:00 sh -c /bin/cat /var/log/xferlog 2>/dev/null | /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/xferlog/applydate| /etc
    4298 ? T 0:00 /bin/cat /var/log/xferlog
    4299 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/perl -w /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/xferlog/applydate
    4300 ? S 0:00 /usr/bin/perl-w /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/xferlog/removeheaders
    log rotation programs (started via cron, probably)

    4303 ? Z 0:00 [cat <defunct>]
    Defunct process... should disappear soon

    4337 ? T 0:00 awk -v progname=/etc/cron.monthly/0anacron progname {????? print progname ":\n"????? progname=
    More cron stuff

    4727 ? R 0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
    Someone logged in via ssh

    4729 pts/0 S 0:00 -bash
    with a bash shell

    4813 pts/0 T 0:00 man rpm
    viewing a man page for rpm

    4816 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4817 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4822 pts/0 T 0:00 /usr/bin/less -isr
    Processes to prepare and display the man page for rpm

    4838 pts/0 T 0:00 man rpm
    4841 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4842 pts/0 T 0:00 sh -c (cd /usr/share/man && (echo ".ll 11.2i"; echo ".pl 1100i"; /usr/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/share/ma
    4849 pts/0 T 0:00 /usr/bin/less -isr
    ... and one more time man rpm
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  4. #4
    o ok so they are just normal daily task phew...i was getting worried

    last time i had something like that i rebooted, then i got segmentation fault so i didn't want to change it this time
    Robin Alex
    At your service....

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