[syslog-ng]pings from loghost

Sippel, Christian Christian.Sippel@izb.de
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 13:40:58 +0100

Dear list,

I have set up a loghost using syslog-ng 1.4.14 on an AIX-Box. Now there is
the phenomenon that the loghost tries to send ICMP echo requests (= pings)
to machines from which it is receiving logs. Those pings are blocked by a
firewall which is located between the loghost and the other computers. How
can I stop the syslog-ng-machine from sending these pings? They are
obviously not necessary for the proper work of syslog-ng as the loghost
works very well even when the pings are blocked.

Thanks in advance,