Subject: Re: Getting rid of messages to console
To: Grant Stockly <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/04/1999 10:11:55
On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Grant Stockly wrote:

> I'm getting tons of console messages on my NetBSD boxes.  There is a person
> sending out mass port scans to the computers on the cable modem I'm a part
> of.
> I tried changing the entry in syslog.conf from /dev/console to
> /var/log/consolelog (I created a file for it) and it still outputs messages
> to the console.

Does it only happen when you're logged in as root?  In /etc/syslog.conf
there is usually a line:
*.notice;auth.debug                                     root
which will spit out stuff to user 'root''s windows.