Hi I have a watchguard firewall, and I lost access to the firewall before xmas, therefore I visited the site, upgraded the firewall to the latest firmware but unfortunatly, I am now having similar issues where I will lose access to the firewall, sometimes it will let me in sometimes nothing. I thought this was an issue with the actual hardware but now in the logs I see a constant stream of:
2011-12-29 09:47:38 kernel printk: 90 messages suppressed.
Which makes me think this could be a DOS attack, I have contacted both my ISP's who say they are not seeing any unusual traffic on the connecitons, I have a support call logged with Watchguard just awaiting a response.
Does anyone know what these kernel printk messages are? My understanding is that they are blocking multiple identical messages, but I am unsure if this is correct or where they are coming from.
Any help will be much appreciated.