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My /var/log/messages is full of messages like:

Jan 29 01:00:02 vm2147 pure-ftpd: (?@::1) [INFO] New connection from ::1
Jan 29 01:00:02 vm2147 pure-ftpd: (?@::1) [INFO] Logout.
Jan 29 01:05:02 vm2147 pure-ftpd: (?@::1) [INFO] New connection from ::1
Jan 29 01:05:02 vm2147 pure-ftpd: (?@::1) [INFO] Logout.

These messages are generated every five minutes. What do they mean and is it a problem? How can I prevent them?

My system is 2.6.35.12-90.fc14.x86_64.

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Could you take a look into your crontab? Maybe something is defined there as a every 5-minute task. –  Felix Yan Jan 29 '12 at 4:09
    
Thank you, you were exactly right. There was */5 * * * * php -f /var/www/simira/web/pimcore/cli/maintenance.php. I configured that a long time ago. I'll remove it and see if the messages stop. I would like to upload your comment but it seems like I can't :(. –  clime Jan 29 '12 at 4:13
    
So I make it an anwser :-P –  Felix Yan Jan 29 '12 at 4:16
    
rofl, i still need at least 15 reputation for that. When I get it, ill upvote you for sure xD –  clime Jan 29 '12 at 4:18
    
BTW, you can accept it as correct answer when you get everything confirmed :-P –  Felix Yan Jan 29 '12 at 4:19
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Could you take a look into your crontab? Maybe something is defined there as a every 5-minute task.

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::1 is the IPv6 address for localhost, so the connection is coming from your machine itself. Due to the regularity of the connections, this is undoubtedly a crontab that runs every 5 minutes. Look in /etc/crontab, /etc/cron.*/* and /var/spool/cron/crontabs/* for a job that has */5 in the first column and looks like it might be making FTP connections.

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