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Viewing, Selecting, and Saving Logged Information

The modem router will log security-related events such as denied incoming service requests, hacker probes, and administrator logins. If you enabled content filtering in the Block Sites menu, the Logs page can show you when someone on your network tries to access a blocked site. If you enabled e-mail notification, you will receive these logs in an e-mail message. If you do not have e-mail notification enabled, you can view the logs here.

An example of the logs file is shown below.

Figure 5-7

Log entries are described in Table 5-4. below:

Table 5-4. Security Log entry descriptions
Field
Description
Date and Time
The date and time the log entry was recorded.
Description or Action
The type of event and what action was taken if any.
Source IP
The IP address of the initiating device for this log entry.
Source port and interface
The service port number of the initiating device, and whether it originated from the LAN or WAN
Destination
The name or IP address of the destination device or Web site.
Destination port and interface
The service port number of the destination device, and whether it's on the LAN or WAN.

Log action buttons are described in Table 5-5. below:

Table 5-5. Security Log action buttons
Field
Description
Refresh
Refresh the log screen.
Clear Log
Clear the log entries.

Send Log

Email the log immediately.
Apply
Apply the current settings.

Cancel

Clear the current settings.

Selecting What Information to Log

Besides the standard information listed above, you can choose to log additional information. Those optional selections are as follows:

Saving Log Files on a Server

You can choose to write the logs to a computer running a syslog program. To activate this feature, select to Broadcast on Lan or enter the IP address of the server where the Syslog file will be written.


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