Examples of 'dpkg --get-selection > packagesinstalled.txt' for firewall

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Thu Nov 28 22:39:35 EST 2002

Matthew Hawkins <matt at mh.dropbear.id.au> wrote:
> When I pointed this out to Alex, his argument was that should the
> internal log host die or be unavailable for a period of time, you lose
> your logs.

Which is why I keep the logs on the firewall itself as well.

> The other counter-argument which also springs to mind is the fact that
> Alex doesn't read the log files anyway, so what should he care where
> they are? ;)

Tee hee. :)

> I also believe that some versions of syslog will buffer log messages if
> the remote logging host is unavailable.

Not true. The standard syslog protocol uses UDP. It's not a reliable
protocol, so if your log host is down, your log messages go into a black
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