[syslog-ng]Can some servers only be allowed to chained?

Jason Haar syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Fri, 2 May 2003 09:51:48 +1200

I have a central syslog server. 

destination d_messages { 

I also have some DMZes and complex firewall configs that make it not
practical (or secure) to open up incoming connections from all the syslog
clients back to the server. So instead, each of these "complex" areas has a
syslog server in it that all the others in that subnet talk to via UDP. That
one syslog server then talks to the central server via TCP - leading to one
server with all syslog records. This all works fine, but I have to
"chain_hostnames(yes)" for that to work.

What I want is the UDP source on the central server to be that it does the
PTR thing to figure out what $HOST is - i.e. "chain_hostnames(no)". For TCP
only, "chain_hostnames(yes)". Then I can use netfilter to limit who can TCP
to the server, etc.

Can that be done? 



Jason Haar
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