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useing pfirewall.log

On sp2 firewall enabled to log dropped packets. Looked at the pfirewall.log and have an long list after short time. Would like to know what all this means, lot of ICMP TCP UDP. Is this any use to me, can I find out who these sites are. Would like to do this as a spectator sport, no real purpose. Is there a site that explains in simple term, did a search did not find any. Thanks sly

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Also read that once file size is exceeded information will be moved to file called pfirewall.log1. Can I delete this so I will not take up a lot of hard drive after a long period? Thanks sly

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To connect the dots and get a picture, you should look for a problem you are trying to solve or be looking for a repeating pattern if you are looking for what machine is using your internet connection.

Bob

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Found out information about log file
If the maximum allowable size for pfirewall.log is exceeded, the information that pfirewall.log contains is saved as pfirewall.log.old, and new information is saved as pfirewall.log. If the maximum allowable size for pfirewall.log is exceeded again, the information that pfirewall.log contains is saved as pfirewall.log.old, and the information that had been in pfirewall.log.old is overwritten. New information is always saved in pfirewall.log.
I called it by the wrong name its old not 1. I set size to 1 KB so it would create one then deleted it with no problem. Just wanted to not end up with a lot of used up space. Going to keep this computer for a long time. Thought this might be of use to someone. Sly

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