Darryl Hoar wrote:
I have a 4.4-stable box configured as my firewall
running IPFilter and doing nat and routing to
I keep getting:
Mar 16 13:10:09 darryl /kernel: arplookup 10.2.2.2 failed: host is not on
in my /var/log/messages file. It is coming from my DSL facing interface. I
to capture packets and determine the MAC address. Turns out to be a "vendor
on some OSI gear the ISP is using. They cannot correct this problem.
ARP comes way before IPFilter, therefore I do not believe it can be
Is there anything I can do to prevent these warnings/errors from clogging up
log files ?
I think you could change /etc/syslog.conf
and -HUP the syslog daemon.
However, I can't tell you what level
of message that is; and therefore can't
tell you exactly what to change in that
file. I imagine that its "kern.debug" ...
but I'm not sure. Not to mention, losing
"kern.debug" might take away something
you'll need next time you have a problem.
I guess you could experiment, if you're
not too afraid of losing other log messages;
or you could script something to strip that
line and run it via cron....
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