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Packet sent to unreachable address

My /opt/openfire/logs/info.log file has filled up with hundreds of messages per day saying “Packet sent to unreachable address”.

Most, if not all of these messages have either the to or from address listed as a build server I have. The users listed shouldn’t be sending any messages to the build server and really shouldn’t be getting any from the build server. The users that do use the build server’s jabber notifications don’t generate these errors.

The build server uses software called “hudson”

I have blocked the build server username using the openfire admin console for now so I assume that’s why I get tons of messages like this :

2009.09.29 15:10:20 User Login Failed. PLAIN authentication failed
2009.09.29 15:10:20 User Login Failed. PLAIN authentication failed

The messages I was getting before I blocked the build server were as follows : (more in attachment)

2009.09.29 15:43:54 Packet sent to unreachable address
<iq type=“get” to="

user3@jabbsrv.companyX.nonreg/Gaim" id=“851303829408” from=“user1@jabbsrv.companyX.nonreg/Telepathy.c0b43d4e”>


2009.09.29 15:43:54 Packet sent to unreachable address


I am getting lots of java exception errors at the same time as all of this but I opened a different discussion post for that.
openfire_info_logs.txt.zip (1067 Bytes)

ANY help would be much appreciated !!!

The info log entires continue, but at a much slower pace since I disabled the build server account.

I assume the Thousands of “PLAIN authentication failed” messages are attempts to use the build server account since they only started appearing after I blocked the user.

Below I have listed 2 different log entries that are still repeated thousands of times in the info log files.

info.log

2009.10.05 16:40:28 Packet sent to unreachable address

REPEATED 12920 times in 5.5 days

2009.10.05 16:42:03 Packet sent to unreachable address

I believe these errors are attempts to send a message to/from the build server user that I have blocked

2009.10.07 10:59:44 User Login Failed. PLAIN authentication failed
2009.10.07 11:00:00 User Login Failed. PLAIN authentication failed
2009.10.07 11:00:00 User Login Failed. PLAIN authentication failed
2009.10.07 11:00:12 User Login Failed. PLAIN authentication failed
2009.10.07 11:00:13 User Login Failed. PLAIN authentication failed