I am trying to log outgoing connections with iptables. What I want is, drop and accept connection while logging them also. I have found that -j option takes DROP/REJECT/ACCEPT/LOG. But I want to do something like DROP and LOG or ACCEPT and LOG. Is there a way to achieve this ?
iptables -A INPUT -j LOG --log-prefix "INPUT:DROP:" --log-level 6 iptables -A INPUT -j DROP
Feb 19 14:18:06 servername kernel: INPUT:DROP:IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff:11:22:33:44:55:66:77:88 SRC=x.x.x.x DST=x.x.x.x LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=117 ID=x PROTO=TCP SPT=x DPT=x WINDOW=x RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
LOG Turn on kernel logging of matching packets. When this option is set for a rule, the Linux kernel will print some information on all matching packets (like most IP header fields) via the kernel log (where it can be read with dmesg or syslogd(8)). This is a "non-terminating target", i.e. rule traversal continues at the next rule. So if you want to LOG the packets you refuse, use two separate rules with the same matching criteria, first using target LOG then DROP (or REJECT). --log-level level Level of logging (numeric or see syslog.conf(5)). --log-prefix prefix Prefix log messages with the specified prefix; up to 29 letters long, and useful for distinguishing messages in the logs. --log-tcp-sequence Log TCP sequence numbers. This is a security risk if the log is readable by users. --log-tcp-options Log options from the TCP packet header. --log-ip-options Log options from the IP packet header. --log-uid Log the userid of the process which generated the packet.