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10.3: Enable remote logging features
Authored by: stetner on Dec 05, '03 01:58:24AM

It is the 'security' flag.

With it syslog will only log messages from a local process.

Without it syslog will also log messages coming in on port 514 from a remote machine via UDP.

Allowing remote machines to log to you opens you up for an attack where someone logs a billion messages to your machine and fills your hard drive. A router/firewall can eliminate this risk if you have control of your local network and the people on it are not malicious.



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10.3: Enable remote logging features
Authored by: climberbry on Dec 08, '03 09:20:56AM

Thanks! Wonder why it isn't in the man page for syslogd...



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10.3: Enable remote logging features
Authored by: climberbry on Dec 08, '03 09:27:06AM

Sorry, missed your earlier reply about this...



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