is this something to worry about: connection to smtp from a program called: jAFKvTwN007961

peter kostov fedora at
Wed Nov 16 06:15:00 UTC 2005

Today I saw this on my FC3:

[root at hst-1-98 ~]# netstat -ap --tcp
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address               Foreign Address             State       PID/Program name


tcp        0  92672          ESTABLISHED 2997/jAFKvTwN007961

[root at hst-1-98 ~]# ps -u root | grep 2997
 2997 ?        00:00:01 sendmail

Is that something that is sending mail without my knowledge?
That what worries me is the program name, and that I have not started any mail program or sent mail today...

Thanks, Peter

Peter Kostov, webdesigner, photographer
Sofia, Bulgaria

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