[CentOS] What keeps logging to my console?

Paul Bijnens Paul.Bijnens at xplanation.com
Mon Oct 20 14:35:53 UTC 2008


On 2008-10-20 16:22, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 12:51 +0200, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> Michael H. Warfield <> scribbled on Friday, October 17, 2008 4:45 PM:
>>> man setterm:
>>>
>>>        -msg [on|off] (virtual consoles only)
>>>               Enables or disables the sending of kernel printk()
>>>               messages to the console.
> 
>> Is it possible to get rid of the iptables messages on the console as well,
>> with the above tweak, or is it specifically and only for the kernel?
> 
> 	iptables is in the kernel.
> 
> 	AFAIK, it's either via syslog or via printk.  If you've shut them both
> down, it should be gone.

It was thinking it is logged through klogd, and can be suppressed by
starting klogd with the e.g. "-c 3" option.
Change the bootoption of klogd in: /etc/sysconfig/syslog :

   KLOGD_OPTIONS="-x -c 3"

Well, at least AFAIK.


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