Garbage in syslog

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zenon
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Garbage in syslog

Post by zenon » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:42 pm

The log of bad routing contains a lot of garbage, like this (scroll to end of line):

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openvpn[902]: RwrWRwRwrWRwrWRwRwrWRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWrWRwRwrWrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRwRwrWRahostname/192.168.2.3:59772 MULTI: bad source address from client [10.10.0.1], packet dropped
This is two separate problems: (a) the routing and (b) the garbage. Does anyone know how to get rid of the garbage while keeping the log of bad source address packerts? openvpn is 2.4.10.

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Pippin
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Re: Garbage in syslog

Post by Pippin » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:55 pm

You have to adjust the --verb directive.
See
--verb n
in manual 2.4:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... n24ManPage

zenon
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Re: Garbage in syslog

Post by zenon » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:44 pm

Aha, indeed. Thanks Pippin. I had 'verb 3' everywhere, except in one server config where it was 5. I'll walk over to the mirror and have a stern word with the guy who put it there and then forgot all about it.

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Re: Garbage in syslog

Post by Pippin » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:52 pm

Be lenient, maybe there was good reason...
;)

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