We need to redirect the logs from our Cisco firewall(SA520-K9) to syslogd server(it's a CentOS server). The settings are done on the firewall. But the messages from firewall are going to /var/log/messages and console instead of /var/log/firewall.log which is our requirent.

*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none        /var/log/messages

authpriv.*                      /var/log/secure

mail.*                          -/var/log/maillog

cron.*                          /var/log/cron

*.emerg                         *

uucp,news.crit                      /var/log/spooler

local7.*     /var/log/firewall.log

This is our syslog config file. Any advices ?

Log Severity > Warning and set to sent to syslog in the device


default facility used by the Cisco ASA is 20 (LOCAL4):

  local4.*     /var/log/firewall.log
  • Any idea about SA520-K9 ? – nitins Feb 4 '11 at 6:38
  • sa520 has no cli. It's not an ios device. – Jason Berg Feb 4 '11 at 6:51
  • @Jason Berg: What facility "Administration> Logging > Logs Facility and Severity" ? – alvosu Feb 4 '11 at 8:16
  • Log Severity > Warning and set to sent to syslog – nitins Feb 4 '11 at 8:26
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    Use tcpdump to determinate facility: tcpdump -pn -s 0 -vv -i eth0 host $IP. Facility ... (N) – alvosu Feb 4 '11 at 8:28

Check the raw messages and see the facility and the severity that is used. (%rawmsg% in rsyslog ) ... I don't know about syslogd, but you can always use wireshark for that. (the other way is to check every facility until you get your job done)

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