Watching /var/log/pflog grow
sahil at tandon.net
Tue Nov 4 18:22:47 PST 2008
cpghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> How can I watch /var/log/pflog grow with tcpdump, "tail -f" style?
> This won't work:
> $ tail -f /var/log/pflog | tcpdump -n -s 116 -r -
> because tail doesn't start at the right location.
> I'm afraid that in the latter case, every packet will be
> EITHER logged by pflogd
> XOR displayed by tcpdump.
> Is that so?
> If yes, /var/log/pflog would be incomplete, because some packets
> would have been snatched away from pflog0 by tcpdump, before
> pflogd ever got a chance to read them out.
> Is there a way to watch /var/log/pflog grow, while
> still making sure that pflogd logs EVERY packet that appears
> on the pflog0 interface? How?
According to pflogd(8):
Display the logs in real time (this does not interfere with the
operation of pflogd):
# tcpdump -n -e -ttt -i pflog0
Sahil Tandon <sahil at tandon.net>
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