On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 05:23:52PM -0500, JoeB wrote:
To: "Wayne Pascoe" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: RE: ipfilter/ipmon log msgs
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 17:23:52 -0500

Did ipf -V and the which command on both ipf & ipmon and they are
both in same directory.
The only thing that look questionable is ipf -V says  log flags:  0
= none set.
This mean that you haven't enable default logging of packets.
(man 8 ipf & search for -l option)

And now to you original question:
The author of ipmon man page when say that day, month and year
are removed from messages he means that they are removed from
messages that are taken from /dev/ipl, not that they aren't logged
in log files. What you see in yours log files from beginning of line
to colon character is appended from syslog and it's day, month and
time of sending messages to system logger. We have two distinct

1. The date and time when packets are blocked or passed, the time
when they are logged to /dev/ipl (what is actually removed, without
time it's always logged)
2. The date and time when ipmon logs messages, the time when ipmon
reads /dev/ipl and logs via syslog or write to console)
Between this two events we have some time interval, so you must
not mix up them.

Does this mean   ipfilter_flags=""   or  ipmon_flags="-Ds"

What is this talking about??

In rc.conf I have


Is there a ipfilter web site that I can check  man info page on
ipmon to see if it has newer information that what FBSD has in it's
man ipmon which would mean that the new man info was not updated
into the new FBSD release of ipfilter which happened in FBSD 4.7

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Wayne
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: ipfilter/ipmon log msgs

"JoeB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

Man ipmon says than when option -s is selected to send ipfilter
log messages to syslogd the day, month, year prefix is removed
the message before posting to syslogd.  This does not happen.
Firstly, ensure you're starting ipmon with the -Ds flags. This will
put it in daemon mode and log through syslogd.

I've had a problem with logfile formats in the past and this was
because I was not running the correct version of ipmon.

sudo ipf -V

Check the version. Then do which ipf

Then check to see that the ipmon is running is in the same

Otherwise, post a sample log line...


- Wayne Pascoe
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