[Mageia-discuss] Odd entry in log file

imnotpc imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Sun May 6 21:12:14 CEST 2012

On 05/06/2012 02:49 PM, Doug Lytle wrote:
> imnotpc wrote:
>> but wireless device access is more lenient. 
> My thoughts would be someone connecting via the wireless with another 
> interface connected as well.  We have users that don't understand that 
> they don't need to do both wireless and wired.  Some times we see 
> wireless, wired and vpn.
> Just a guess.
> Doug

The problem with that is that the firewall rules on these boxes 
immediately log and drop any packet that doesn't come from the subnet 
assigned to that interface. I'm not an expert on iptables but I believe 
that anything coming in on those interfaces would hit iptables and be 
dropped before the kernel log. Even if the kernel saw them first I 
should still see corresponding iptables log entries. The router boxes 
don't have any wireless cards so they aren't generating these entries 
that way. I don't know how a wireless host connecting to a wireless 
router, which has a wired LAN IP on LAN facing interface and uses DHCP 
for the wireless interface, is able to propagate a different IP address 
all the way to the firewall without being translated or dropped. Very 


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