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Re: Keep trace of ping request

Thank you to all the users that replied.
I will try the solutions proposed, but according to your answers it seems that 
there is no "embedded" way in the system to log ping requests (unlike a user's 
login, for example, which is easily logged into a file). Is it so?


> Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM
> From: "Christos Zoulas" <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Keep trace of ping request
> In article <>,
> herbert langhans  <> wrote:
> >    From: Rocky Hotas <> [140825 14:01]
> >    Hello!
> >    I am sorry if my question looks trivial, but is there any way to
> >keep trace of ping requests in NetBSD?
> >    No file in my /var/log directory has been modified after a ping
> >request sended from another host. Can I add some settings in a
> >configuration file in order to log these events? And (if yes) what is
> >the log file to be considered?
> >    Thank you anyway
> >    Rocky
> >
> >I am not sure you look for such an advanced solution. But with snort (an
> >intruder dedection program) you can log such events easily.
> or go lo-tech and use tcpdump. But be careful not to put the interface
> in promiscuous mode because performance will suffer.
> christos

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