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Re: log-messages of iptables

On 13 May 2004, Frank Geschner wrote:
> i've got a minimal installation of debian3.0r2 with iptables and
> ipmasq. however, after installing ipmasq i get lot of messages onto my
> console in the following manner:
> IN=eth0 out= MAC:#=01:00 .... PROTO=2
> i thought that the entry at /etc/syslog.conf
> kern.*    -/var/log/kern.log
> means that messages of this kind are logged there. but they were wrote
> into this file and additionally to the console and that is nerved.
> how can i avoid this effect?

The reason that these messages show up on the console is because they
are printed with a high "importance" by the kernel.

The only way to make them go away is to adjust the log level used by
them below the level set for display on the console for the kernel.

The two places to check are the '--log-level' value in the iptables
command, and the console display level, managed by 'dmesg -n <level>'

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