firestarter firewall clutters up dmesg output, kernel logs
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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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