firestarter firewall clutters up dmesg output, kernel logs
Posted: Oct 11, 08, 15:21 techAdmin
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Tired of firestarter making your dmesg output meaningless?
This thread has good fixes:
First, we want to set the log level of firestarter to 'warning' in /etc/firestarter/configuration :
:: Code ::LOG_LEVEL=warning
then turn off those silly messages that scroll by all the time. Note that you are commenting out only the 3 lines here, these occur near the bottom of the file by the way:
:: Code ::$IPT -A INPUT -j LOG_FILTER
#$IPT -A INPUT -j LOG --log-level=$LOG_LEVEL --log-prefix "Unknown Input"
$IPT -A OUTPUT -j LOG_FILTER
#$IPT -A OUTPUT -j LOG --log-level=$LOG_LEVEL --log-prefix "Unknown Output"
$IPT -A FORWARD -j LOG_FILTER
#$IPT -A FORWARD -j LOG --log-level=$LOG_LEVEL --log-prefix "Unknown Forward"
then restart firestarter:
:: Code ::/etc/init.d/firestarter restart
This one has been bugging me for a while, another very good example of poorly thought out defaults that most people would never even realize are a problem, and which are only fixable if you already know what the question is.
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