IPFilter and IPMon logging to syslog

n j nino80 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 09:00:49 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Dean E. Weimer <dweimer at dweimer.net> wrote:
> I have been doing some work with cleaning up my log files to make them
> easier to read, and for the life of me can't figure out how to get my
> IPFilter logs to stop going into the /var/log/messages log.  I have a syslog
> entry for local0.* /var/log/ipfilter.log which works great, and captures all
> the logs I want.  I have tried adding local0.none on the /var/log/messages
> line, but it seems to have no effect.  Can anyone tell me what I am doing
> wrong here, the below lines are from my syslog.conf configuration file.
> *.notice;authpriv.none;kern.debug;lpr.info;mail.crit;news.err;local0.none
>     /var/log/messages
> local0.*       /var/log/ipfilter.log

I usually do it this way:

!-local0 # disable logging of local0
[log whatever] /var/log/messages

!local0 # enable logging of local0
local0.* /var/log/ipfilter.log


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