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Logging Accept Logs in PIX

I've been logging PIX through syslog server and workin just fine.

I got lots of denied logs and other informational logs, but i can't find any accept log. I've browse through syslog

but can't find any accept log.

question: Does Cisco PIX log accept packet ? how to configure it ?

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Re: Logging Accept Logs in PIX

What level are you logging? If you use the informational logging level, you should get messages related to valid sessions too.

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Re: Logging Accept Logs in PIX

thanks for the reply.

i've reset the logging level from error to informational.

now i can see the session established and terminated.

another question:

after setting the severity level to 6 (informational), i can't seem to get any messages from level 0 - 3. is this due to the network traffic ?

fyi, the syslog server has been set to accept any severity level (*).

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Re: Logging Accept Logs in PIX

I was frustrated by this as well. While you can use "Informational" level logging you end up with a signal-to-noise ratio that is very poor.

My solution was to add an access-list statement on the edge router on the outside interface of the pix that looks something like...

access-list 105 permit tcp any host eq 22 log (for example)

This way the router allows the connection AND logs it like...

Sep 6 09:55:16 78: %SEC-6-IPACCESSLOGP: list 105 permitted tcp (29059) -> (22), 1 packet

You only log the connections you care about and then you can set the PIX logging level back where it should be.

Hope this helps. It sure beats sorting through all those "informational" logs!


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Re: Logging Accept Logs in PIX

thanks for the tips Pete but the router is beyond by my control.


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