?
Solved

SuSE firewall and syslog.conf

Posted on 2004-09-03
5
Medium Priority
?
676 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
my firewall seems to be filling up all sorts of log files that i don't want it in.  okay, so that's a bit of hyperbole, but the firewall messages are showing up in /var/log/messages, /var/log/warn and /var/log/firewall.  (i don't know if it makes any difference, but it's SuSE 8.0 running kernel 2.4.18.)

i'd like to drop the loggin to messages and warn and leave everything in firewall, but i'm not sure what to do with my syslog.conf file.  below are the lines from syslog.conf that mention the three files in question:
*.=warn;*.=err                  -/var/log/warn
*.crit                           /var/log/warn
*.*;mail.none;news.none;authpriv.none;auth.none         -/var/log/messages
kern.*          -/var/log/firewall

i'm not worried about errant kernel messages appearing in the firewall file - they only account for about 1.5% of the messages.  i've found websites saying that the firewall logs to kern.=info and kern.=debug.  what about boot messages (the other 1.5% of the firewall file) - what log level do they get passed through?

thanks!
kevin
0
Comment
Question by:kevincasey
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:kevincasey
ID: 12105701
any suggestions?  anyone?
0
 

Expert Comment

by:azcoffeehabit
ID: 12148332
Hi,

   If you are running a gui based firewall configuration program look for the logging directive for the individual firewall rules that you do not want to see and disable the logging.  

PKG
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:kevincasey
ID: 12162320
i'm not using a gui based tool.  i'm doing this by hand.

i ended up hacking this one together myself.  since i couldn't figure out what level the firewall was logging at, i ended up dumping all the kernel messages into the firewall log.  the two lines i ended up editing are below:

*.*;kern,mail,news,authpriv,auth.none           -/var/log/messages
kern.*          -/var/log/firewall
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
DarthMod earned 0 total points
ID: 15749341
PAQed with points (300) refunded

DarthMod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
This article explains how to use the rsync command to create backups and sync data across hosts. Rsync is a very useful command that is often used to copy data, make backups, migrate hosts, and bridge the gap between site staging and production envi…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

599 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question