Description of problem:
krb5-auth-dialog was creating excessive network traffic.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
not known at this time
I got to my system this morning and noticed a high volume of traffic flowing in and out of my network card (via the system monitoir gnome applet) It was recording around 300Kbytes per second in and out. I looked at my connections via netstat -anp and the only thing with any activity was DNS traffic.
I ran wireshark to capture the traffic.. It was a constant flow of DNS and KRB5 traffic. Running netstat a few more times (after shutting down samba and winbind which made no affect on the traffic) it finally identified that it was the krb5-auth-dialog. Once I killed that application the traffic stopped.
I'll attempt to compress down and attach the wireshark packet log (160MB for only 3 minutes of krb5-auth-dialog traffic!!!!!)
From analysing the type of traffic MOST of the traffic is all DNS, but the KRB5 traffic is still higher than normal.
Also the Active Directory system (which provides the KRB5) is up and running perfectly fine.
Created attachment 362316 [details]
bzip2 compressed wireshark packet dump
This is the fist minute of traffic (well around 50 seconds actually) compressed as a bzip2 file. (19MB uncompressed)
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