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User using HOST command a lot?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghoti, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. ghoti

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    top - 14:37:11 up 126 days,  6:36,  1 user,  load average: 5.01, 4.80, 4.85
    Tasks: 321 total,   1 running, 319 sleeping,   1 stopped,   0 zombie
    Cpu(s):  6.0%us,  3.3%sy,  0.0%ni, 70.7%id, 18.0%wa,  0.6%hi,  1.5%si,  0.0%st
    Mem:  16038704k total, 15904508k used,   134196k free,  1000712k buffers
    Swap:  2097136k total,   310428k used,  1786708k free, 12229524k cached
    
        PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                                                                                        
    1043498 colyn     20   0 3062m  11m  988 S 17.6  0.1   0:34.00 host     
    Would anyone know wht the user colyn is using the command host, and why that site is using so much CPU?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    The "host" command is used for DNS lookups. Have you contacted the user to see if they have a specific reason for using this command?

    Thank you.
     
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