Bug 248560

Summary: syslog unable to divert ipfw messages to separate logfile
Product: Base System Reporter: Martin Waschb├╝sch <martin>
Component: binAssignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me Keywords: regression
Priority: ---    
Version: 12.1-RELEASE   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Martin Waschb├╝sch 2020-08-09 18:50:37 UTC
According to the man page:
man 5 syslog.conf
it is possible to divert ipfw messages to a separate logfile by adding these lines to the configuration:

     # Log ipfw messages without syncing after every message.
     !ipfw
     *.*                                                     -/var/log/ipfw

The result: All output of ipfw is logged to /var/log/security, but the above config lines are without effect.

This used to work on previous versions of FreeBSD, but does no longer seem to be true for 12.1-RELEASE.

I am unsure if functionality has changed and the documentation is now outdated or if the documentation is correct and this is a bug?