Promiscuous mode for ethernet device
After succesfully upgrading a debian potato server to woody I was left
with an upgraded system which only needed a reboot to get kernel 2.4.18
running. But since everything was done remotely I waited until I was
standing in front of the machine to do the reboot. I'm glad I did!!!
When shutting down the system I was confronted with 2 final messages on
the console which said something like
eth0 going into promiscuous mode following something like
eth0 left promiscuous mode....
What the F^%&*( what does this mean??? It was quite useless to put the
machine into promiscuous mode since it was shutting down.. Or was the
DHCPD daemon doing something?
Does anyone knows what it was doing. It seems unlogical that the machine
was hacked or so.