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Old 03-23-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question Disabling logging in Firestarter [SOLVED]

The problems is that firestarter fills my "/var/log/messages" with unnessary logging of event and thus, consumes much more ressources than needed.
I've been looking around the system's config files and the internet but found nothing.
I use firestarter 1.0.3.

Here's an example:
Inbound IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=53 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=56 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=4666 DPT=4666 LEN=33
Thanks in advance.

PS: If you don't understand why this bugs me, it's because I forgot to mention an event pops up every 1s.
Worst is; most of them aren't serious attacks...

Last edited by lokee; 03-28-2005 at 03:41 PM.
Old 03-28-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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Hi, I've just found the solution.
Open "/etc/firestarter/configuration".
And modify this line(located at the end):
To look like this:
This will completely turn logging off(nothing in the 'events' tab of the GUI, nothing in /var/log/messages, nothing anywhere).

Acceptable values for LOG_LEVEL are:
-info: log warning + errors + events
-debug: log debugging info
-warning: only log warnings
-low: don't log too much(as you guessed; I don't know this one)
Old 01-11-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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config file is re-written

The configuration file at


is read-only and re-written on restart, so the logging changes are lost and it resumes spewing out a load of nonsense. The best fix at the moment is probably to turn down all debug logging on the machine.
Old 04-24-2009, 01:02 PM   #4
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i noticed the same thing put this line in your /etc/rc.local or some other startup script

sed -i 's/info/none/g' /etc/firestarter/configuration


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