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Customize log message routing with syslog.conf
Authored by: 47ronin on Mar 10, '04 04:41:20PM

My IPFW hits are still in system.log and my ipfw.log is at 0. I even HUP'd syslogd. Any idea why?

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Customize log message routing with syslog.conf
Authored by: jbc on Mar 10, '04 10:50:53PM

Adding the ipfw.log redirect worked for me first try. Except I think I rebooted the system after modifying syslog.conf. Don't know if this makes a difference.

Are you running 10.3.2? One thing I always wonder about these oddball things that Apple didn't document is whether they've been in OS X since 10.0 or whether they were silently added to some later revision. Found a reference to the syslog.conf block syntax on the Hints Forums in a post from 2002, but there's no mention of whether it actually worked or not.

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syslog.conf doesn't solve everything!!!
Authored by: lennyb on Jan 06, '06 06:16:06PM

I don't wanna log in vain for your love. I was practically suicidal trying to stop this constant ipfw logging until I found the secret. Drop these lines in /etc/sysctl.conf for permanant changes after a reboot:

net.inet.tcp.log_in_vain: 1
net.inet.udp.log_in_vain: 1

you can make the constant logging stop RIGHT NOW interactively by typing (as root):

sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.log_in_vain=0
sysctl -w net.inet.udp.log_in_vain=0

open up your Apple and toggle these two values back and forth to see that I'm correct.

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