[PATCH] ipfw logging through tcpdump ?
Bjoern A. Zeeb
bzeeb-lists at lists.zabbadoz.net
Tue Dec 15 10:10:07 UTC 2009
On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> The following ipfw patch (which i wrote back in 2001/2002) makes
> ipfw logging possible through tcpdump -- it works by passing to the
> fake device 'ipfw0' all packets matching rules marked 'log' .
> The use is very simple -- to test it just do
> ipfw add 100 count log ip from any to any
> and then
> tcpdump -ni ipfw0
> will show all matching traffic.
> I think this is a quite convenient and flexible option, so if there
> are no objections I plan to commit it to head.
pf(4) has pflog(4). Ideally calling it the same would be good though
I wonder if two of the the three of our firewalls grow that feature,
if we could have a common packet logging device rather than re-doing
it for each implementation.
Frankly, I haven't looked at the details of the implementation but I
found getting rul numbers with tcpdump -e etc. was pretty cool to
identify where things were blocked or permitted.
Also make sure that the per-VIMAGE interface will work correctly and
Bjoern A. Zeeb It will not break if you know what you are doing.
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