Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1269541
Syslog Filled With "Invalid response packet from host" Messages
Last modified: 2017-04-18 17:59:47 EDT
Description of problem: The system log is filled with many of these messages:
Oct 7 04:28:04 enterprise avahi-daemon: Invalid response packet from host 10.0.99.72.
There is no useful purpose to sending this message to the log; it bloats the file and it obscures important messages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run RHEL5 on a network with whatever avahi doesn't like.
Many log messages.
One log message.
Seems avahi does not like Windows 10. We have 1 Windows 10 test box, out of 500-odd machines, and it is triggering 20-25 of these messages per hour. There will be many more Windows 10 clients installed before our last RHEL5 servers get decomissioned, as roll-out is planned to start on 1st August 2016.
This bug is fixed in Fedora 21-23 already.
Easy fix, granting devel_ack+. But AFAIK there is no other maintenance release planned for RHEL5. I guess you should file a support case and request z-stream.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 shipped it's last minor release, 5.11, on September 14th, 2014. On March 31st, 2017 RHEL 5 exited Production Phase 3 and entered Extended Life Phase. For RHEL releases in the Extended Life Phase, Red Hat will provide limited ongoing technical support. No bug fixes, security fixes, hardware enablement or root-cause analysis will be available during this phase, and support will be provided on existing installations only. If the customer purchases the Extended Life-cycle Support (ELS), certain critical-impact security fixes and selected urgent priority bug fixes for the last minor release will be provided. For more details please consult the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle Page:
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