On Oct 28, 2013, Muhammad Yousuf Khan wrote:

> there is no /var/log/psad/fwdata
> it seems that psad detecting logs from messages log file
> /etc/psad/psad.conf
> IPT_SYSLOG_FILE             /var/log/messages
> however, book says Psad reading from /var/log/psad/fwdata
> Psad working fine, however it is contradicting what is written in book
> "linux firewalls"

A change was made in psad to be more efficient about how it deals with
syslog messages, and this was done after the book was released.

In recent versions of psad, syslog messages are parsed directly from
whatever file your syslog daemon writes iptables logs to.  On Ubuntu
systems this is usually /var/log/syslog, but other locations are
possible too like /var/log/messages.

If you want psad to also build the /var/log/psad/fwdata file in addition
to reading syslog data from /var/log/syslog, then just set:



> any help will be highly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Myk

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