[Firehol-support] Too many log messages

Richard Williams richard at everything4it.co.uk
Fri Nov 11 09:48:28 GMT 2005



The users on the network I operate have Macintosh computers with one of the
applications being Microsoft Office 2004.  This constantly pumps out packets
on UDP 2222 and the packets contain details of the license code in use.
Then if any other Macintosh running Office 2004 picks a packet with its
license code, Office 2004 is closed down on the second computer.  All this
is to do with Microsoft stopping illegal pirating and copying of its


However, the consequence for the server with Firehol running is that the log
is quickly filling up with messages like


Nov 11 09:40:33 server kernel: IN-dhcp:IN=eth0 OUT=
MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:0d:93:b8:60:f8:08:00 SRC=
DST= LEN=180 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=46083 PROTO=UDP
SPT=60344 DPT=2222 LEN=160


Does anyone have any ideas how I can stop these messages getting into the




Richard Williams


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