stopping kernel packet deny messages
This feels like a stupid question but I've failed to find the answer
anywhere, so here goes.
Summary - I run ipmasq and this means that loads of netbios (137 and 138)
packets which wander round the net cause
Packet log: input DENY eth0 ..... messages
These bung up both my log files and (much more seriously) my console. As
they appear every minute or so it makes the console almost unuseable.
But I can't work out how to stop them appearing on the console.
I do know how to filter them out of my logcheck messages, so the fact that
they fill up my log files isn't really a problem.
Presumably where kernel messages go _ought_ to be controlled by
/etc/syslog.conf, but so far as I can see mine is configured not to send
any messages to the console, and kernel messages should go to
Is there something special about kernel printk messages like this which
means they are controlled by some other mechanism?
Here is the /etc/syslog.conf file:
# /etc/syslog.conf Configuration file for syslogd.
# For more information see syslog.conf(5)
# First some standard logfiles. Log by facility.
# Logging for the mail system. Split it up so that
# it is easy to write scripts to parse these files.
# Logging for INN news system
# Some `catch-all' logfiles.
# Emergencies are sent to everybody logged in.
# I like to have messages displayed on the console, but only on a virtual
# console I usually leave idle.
# *.=notice;*.=warn /dev/tty8
# The named pipe /dev/xconsole is for the `xconsole' utility. To use it,
# you must invoke `xconsole' with the `-file' option:
# $ xconsole -file /dev/xconsole [...]
# NOTE: adjust the list below, or you'll go crazy if you have a reasonably
# busy site..
The netbios packets come from a wireless access point thing, that so far as
I can tell is too stupid to stop sending them to all and sundry.
I'm running Debian 3.0. When I had 2.2 they didn't appear on the console,
only in the logs, which was fine....
Hope somebody can give me the relevant clue - this is slowly driving me
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