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Possible DoS attack?

Turns out someone at their site was slamming our server, and the identd
requests to their site were merely in response to that. 

Also, our site was down because one of our developers was running an rsync
process from the old server to the new. When we made the DNS changes to
switch over to the new server, rsync became confused, apparently because
both machines claimed the same identity. After I killed off the rsync
jobs, the system was accessible once again.

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions.

John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix 
ICQ#28611923 / AIM abreauj / Email jabr at

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