Exclude by IP?

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15 May, 2015 01:33 AM

I use Qualys security scanning and their scanner fills up my logs. Can you exclude entries by IP address? IPs

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by potsky on 18 May, 2015 06:36 AM

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    yes of course, you can exclude a line of log according to any field.

    Take a look at the point 3.2.4 in the documentation

  2. 2 Posted by jasonyohon on 01 Sep, 2015 06:14 PM

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    I've tried this a lot of different ways and I cannot get it to work.

    Adding "IP" : ["64\.39\.105\.204"], to the exclude section of a file crashes the entire pml system:
    "File ID x does not exist, please review your configuration file and stop playing!" But for every file ID, not just the one I add the exclude IP to.

    Below is an example of what I tried. I have tried every combo of brackets, commas, etc.

    If I remove the IP line it works fine again. I must be missing something.

    "exclude": {
    "IP" : ["64\.39\.105\.204"],
    "Log": ["\/PHP Stack trace:\/", "\/PHP *[0-9]*\\. \/"]

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by potsky on 01 Sep, 2015 06:20 PM

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    Backslashes are reserved in JSON. So you need to escape them.

    This should work :

    "exclude": { 
    "IP" : ["64\\.39\\.105\\.204"], 
    "Log": ["\/PHP Stack trace:\/", "\/PHP *[0-9]*\\. \/"] 
  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by potsky on 01 Sep, 2015 06:21 PM

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    And this should be better :

    "exclude": { 
    "IP" : ["\/^64\\.39\\.105\\.204$\/"], 
    "Log": ["\/PHP Stack trace:\/", "\/PHP *[0-9]*\\. \/"] 

    So you are sure to not remove or :-)

  5. 5 Posted by jasonyohon on 05 Sep, 2015 03:40 PM

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    How about a CIDR Range like ?

    Like this?
    "IP" : ["\/^64\\.39\\.96\\.\\/20"],

    How would you exclude every IP except

    would that be "IP" : ["\/!64\\.39\\.96\\.\\/20"],

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by potsky on 05 Sep, 2015 06:56 PM

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    I would not use a double negative assertion. Instead of exclude everything except A, I would only match A, it is easier.

    So forget the exclude part and just update the global regex to only match your network.
    The first IP is and the last is so you can inject this regex in the match token instead of (.*) :


    I have used this site to generate the regex according to your network : http://www.analyticsmarket.com/freetools/ipregex

    If you don't understand what I mean by the match token or the global regex, send me your whole configuration file and I will show you where to replace the (.*) part.

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