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From: Lasse Birnbaum Jensen <gymer@...>
Subject: Re: How to make iptables log to a separate log file?
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 16:46:20 +0100
Try using ULOG with the ULOGD daemon

> I have installed iptables yesterday and currently using a basic script from 
> web to enable firewall. The script logs the dropped packets using following 
> entries
> 
> /sbin/iptables -A INPUT -j LOG --log-prefix "FIREWALL:INPUT "
> /sbin/iptables -I INPUT 1 -p tcp -m state --state INVALID -j LOG --log-prefix 
> "FIREWALL:INVALID "
> 
> iptables seem to be working fine but the problem is that it is logging 
> everything in /var/log/messages but I want it to log it some other file. May 
> be /var/log/iptables. I have googled and found that syslog-ng can do it and 
> some entries in /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf should work but I am not sure 
> how to do it. "man syslog-ng.conf" is not making much sense for me either 
> (newbie).
> 
> Can some one please give me any links where I can read about how to easily 
> configure syslog-ng.conf and achieve what I desire. If you could give exact 
> entries then I would be more than greatful.
> 
> TIA
> Regards,
> Abhay Kedia


-- 
Venlig hilsen / Best regards
Lasse Birnbaum Jensen
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