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From: Abhay Kedia <abhay.ilugd@...>
Subject: How to make iptables log to a separate log file?
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 20:39:54 +0530
Hello everyone,

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
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