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Here I'm using my RaspberryPi as a WLAN router. It is connected to my LAN by wire (which leads to my DSL router), additionally it is equipped with a USB WLAN stick. I'm using hostapd for providing the access point functionality. There is also dnsmasq running as the DHCP server. IPv4 forwarding is enabled and working fine.

But I have to log all IPs which my WLAN users are trying to connect to (stupid german laws).

The first idea, using iptables to log the destination IPs, fails because the destination IP of the incoming packets on wlan0 is always the IP address on wlan0 (it is the standard gateway for the WLAN clients).

What I need is a way to log when was which destination IP contacted, nothing more. Preferably a solution without all the bells and whistles. ;)

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closed as off topic by Michael Hampton, mdpc, Ward, Dave M, Iain Jan 20 '13 at 20:13

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Pis aren't topical here because they're not servers within our faq. You may find a better place to ask is Super User, U&L or RaspberryPi –  Iain Jan 20 '13 at 20:16
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Your idea is correct.

Just log the first packet:

iptables -I INPUT -m state --state new -i wlan0 -j LOG

Log on the incomming interface

The DST= field shows the destination address.

You can then manage the log with syslog-ng or rsyslog. By default they will be sent to syslog.

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Hm ok, this is definitely a start. What I'm still missing is a way to track the time there is really traffic to a certain IP address. I will have to further think about this problem. Thanks! –  André Jan 20 '13 at 21:24
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