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What's the difference between ULOG and NFLog?

Various places suggest to use ULOG or NFLOG instead of LOG for getting dedicated netfilter logging (see for example here or here). From looking at man iptables those two look quite alike. Except that ...
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dmesg flooded with firewall logs

In my iptables, I have a rule which logs dropped packets: -A INPUT -i eth0 -j LOG --log-prefix "FW: " --log-level 7 -A INPUT -i eth0 -j DROP And in /etc/rsyslog.conf, I have ...
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What is the meaning “MAC MISSMATCH”? [closed]

I have every day in the log the few lines start with: MAC MISSMATCH:IN=vlanXX OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:bc:ae:c5:da:70:a6:08:00:45:00:00:4e SRC=xx.xx.xx.xx DST=xx.xx.255.255 LEN=78 TOS=0x00 ...
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Bad argument `127.0.0.1' in iptables

-A OUTPUT --destination ! '127.0.0.1' -m state --state NEW -j LOG --log-prefix "new_connection " --log-level 7 gives me Bad argument `127.0.0.1' What am I doing wrong? I used this docs : ...
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Configure syslog.conf file [duplicate]

How can I configure /etc/syslog.conf file in order to save log information about iptables in a specific file. I want to save these information separately, so I can extract what I want easily and ...
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iptables change log

Somehow an iptables rule was added to one of my systems. Does (or can) iptables keep a log about when and (maybe) who made a rule change? If iptables itself can't, is there a wrapper that might do ...
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Help configuring a custom log file for iptables

I'm trying to log dropped packages to a custom file instead of /var/log/messages. To achieve this, I have added these two lines at the end of my configuration file: -A INPUT -m limit --limit ...
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Log the dropped packets by IPTables only if its DROPPED by a specific rule

I have IPTables rules set on a Linux device. I have a particular rule to drop the packets, and I wish to log the packets only if they're dropped by that specific rule, and not by the other rules. ...
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Meaning of log entries from an iptables configuration

My router has Linux as its OS. The system log has a lot of rows about iptable and klogd that I don't understand, could someone explain them to me? The iptables setup: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING ...
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What tool to execute a command on repeated syslog entries?

Occasionally, one VPS under my control gets bombarded with POP3 login attempts. They all fail, but the huge number of spawned processes and active connections pretty much amount to a DoS attack. When ...
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How to redirect kernel messages having the unique id substring into separate log file (using `rsyslog`)?

I am using iptables's logging feature to debug my network activity. I use certain prefix with --log-prefix parameter to uniquely identify messages in kernel log belonging to iptables output, for ...
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Is it possible to redirect a logging output of the iptables' LOG chain into a separate log file?

I don't want to mix iptables's log output with other system logs. How could I specify a dedicated log file for iptables LOG chains output?
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iptables log file

I have ubuntu and I want to know where can I find the log file of iptables? I find out /var/log/messages, but I am not sure this is a correct log file or not. And I also want to know when this log ...