firewall messages to syslogd
Daniel Molina Wegener
dmw at unete.cl
Sun Oct 30 12:28:40 PST 2005
On Sun, Oct 30, 2005 at 09:22:39AM -0600,
Eric F Crist wrote:
> On Oct 29, 2005, at 10:32 PM, Daniel Molina Wegener wrote:
> > How can I add firewall log messages to syslogd, I have
> >added the following lines to the syslog.conf:
> ># router
> >*.* /var/log/router.log
> > Also, syslogd is running with the flag -a with the ip
> >address of the firewall -- the mask, and service.
> > The computer receive the packets to the 514 port --
> >I've used tcpdump to log the packets -- but the messages
> >are not logged into the router.log file.
> Try the following in your /etc/syslog.conf file, assuming you're
> using ipfw as your firewall:
No, the problem was while I trying to retreive syslog messages
from a firewall.
> #ipfw logging
> *.* /var/log/router.log
That's OK, and works well, the problem was with an external
firewall/router sending messages to syslogd, port 514. This needs
the use of +host_name to log messages from the host_name machine.
Well, now it works...
> Now, perform the following command, assuming your running FreeBSD 5.x+:
> # touch /var/log/router.log && chmod 0600 /var/log/router.log && /etc/
> rc.d/syslogd restart
> Let me know what happens....
Now syslogd is receiving messages from the firewall :)
> Eric F Crist
> Secure Computing Networks
. 0 . | Daniel Molina Wegener
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