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PFLOG(4)	       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual		      PFLOG(4)

NAME
     pflog -- packet filter logging interface

SYNOPSIS
     device pflog

DESCRIPTION
     The pflog interface is a pseudo-device which makes	visible	all packets
     logged by the packet filter, pf(4).  Logged packets can easily be moni-
     tored in real time	by invoking tcpdump(1) on the pflog interface, or
     stored to disk using pflogd(8).

     Each packet retrieved on this interface has a header associated with it
     of	length PFLOG_HDRLEN.  This header documents the	address	family,	inter-
     face name,	rule number, reason, action, and direction of the packet that
     was logged.  This structure, defined in <net/if_pflog.h> looks like

	   struct pfloghdr {
		   u_int8_t	   length;
		   sa_family_t	   af;
		   u_int8_t	   action;
		   u_int8_t	   reason;
		   char		   ifname[IFNAMSIZ];
		   char		   ruleset[PF_RULESET_NAME_SIZE];
		   u_int32_t	   rulenr;
		   u_int32_t	   subrulenr;
		   u_int8_t	   dir;
		   u_int8_t	   pad[3];
	   };

EXAMPLES
	   # ifconfig pflog0 up
	   # tcpdump -n	-e -ttt	-i pflog0

SEE ALSO
     tcpdump(1)	inet(4), inet6(4), netintro(4),	pf(4), ifconfig(8), pflogd(8)

HISTORY
     The pflog device first appeared in	OpenBSD	3.0.

FreeBSD	9.2		       December	10, 2001		   FreeBSD 9.2

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