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Re: ipchains packets logs get displayed on active tty (SOLVED)

On Tue, 1 May 2001, Miquel Mart?n L?pez wrote:

> Hi there!
> Sorry to bring up such an old threat, but I didn't see any solutions posted,
> and I just found the cause.
> The problem was ipchains (or iptables) printing messages on the console no
> matter how much you tried to make it shut up :) Well, I had the problem also
> with smbmount.
> Anyway, the problem was that klogd is displaying on the console all the
> messages with any priority greater than debug (7) (see man klogd). To keep
> it from doing that, load it with "klogd -c 5" for example. That will log
> only errors or highr priorities and will prevent the flooding!
> If you use debian, edit /etc/init.d/klogd and edit the line where it says:
> KLOGD=""
> to be
> KLOGD="-c 4"
> Have fun!
> Miquel

Thank you, thank you.  

I just checked to see if you had filed a bug report and found that the bug
(and the fix) had been filed 11 days ago.

One good thing about this bug is that all those console messages about my
ipchains REJECTs and DENYs resulted in a better firewall.

But why did it affect (apparently) only a handful of people?


Lindsay Allen   <allen@cleo.murdoch.edu.au>    Perth, Western Australia
voice +61 8 9316 2486, 0403 272 564   32.0125S 115.8445E   Debian Linux

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