6

I am using ubuntu 10.10. with iptables! I want to log my firewall drops in the file /var/log/firewall and NOT in any other logfile.

So I added the following line to my file: /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf:

#iptables Log
kern.warning    /var/log/firewall.log

This way my drops and logs from iptables are logging into the right file!

Now i dont know what to add to not log the drops in the other files.. At this time it write every drop in /var/log/messages /var/log/kern.log and /var/log/syslog

Heeeelp :)

I found this one : Add a local application to syslog excluded from /var/log/messages but it doesnt work.. Maybe because its Rsyslogd in Ubuntu 10.10?

Thanks!

4

Use a discard action after the iptables log, but before the other logs.

kern.warning   /var/log/firewall.log
kern.warning   ~
*.*            /var/log/messages
  • What does ~ mean? (the rsyslog manual is a little vague). – Stefan Lasiewski Oct 20 '10 at 0:09
  • 1
    @Stefan: rsyslog.conf(5) man page, ACTIONS section, Discard subsection. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 20 '10 at 0:12

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.