The -D flag tells it to run as daemon. Starting ipmon with ipmon_flags="-D /var/log/security" in rc.conf works fine. It logs to security as required. The problem comes in when the /var/log/security file is rotated by newsyslog. After this occurs, logging stop all together even though ipmon is still running!
Thanks Gareth On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:52:40 -0400 "JJB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > If you are saying that you have "/sbin/ipmon -D > /var/log/security" > on the rc.conf statement, then you are telling it to do 2 > conflicting things. The /var/log/security part needs to > be removed. > It's telling ipmon to use manual log file after you tell > with -d to > use syslog log function. > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of > Gareth > Bailey > Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 8:16 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Ipmon & security log rotation > > I start ipmon at boot time with "/sbin/ipmon -D > /var/log/security". Ipmon works fine but seems to stop > logging entries to the security logfile when it is > rotated. > > newsyslog.conf sets mode to 700, which should be fine > since > ipmon is run as root (i think?) > > How could i correct this? > > Thanks > Gareth > ____________________________________________________________________ > _ > For super low premiums ,click here > http://www.dialdirect.co.za/quote > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _____________________________________________________________________ For super low premiums ,click here http://www.dialdirect.co.za/quote _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"