[syslog-ng]pings from loghost

todd glassey todd.glassey@worldnet.att.net
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 11:30:12 -0800

Actually the are necessary unless you are building a passive listen-only
logging system.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sippel, Christian" <Christian.Sippel@izb.de>
To: <syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu>
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 4:40 AM
Subject: [syslog-ng]pings from loghost

> 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,
> regards,
> Christian
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