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Reduce specific logging

mmoermans
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When there's a huge influx of incoming logging of blocked attempts on the firewall from one specific (external) source, is it possible to (temporarily) decrease/disable the amount of logging being received from this specific source so it doesn't flood our license when it's a known issue?

Thanks in advance for the response

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woodcock
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Why don't you manually null-route the attacking host's IP on the attacked device so it can no longer attempt to connect? Then the failed logins do not happen. For that matter, why is this kind of mitigation not automatically in place in your network (e.g. fail2ban or whatever)? Remove it when the proper configuration is in place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_route
P.S. I know that this is not an "attack".

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woodcock
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Why don't you manually null-route the attacking host's IP on the attacked device so it can no longer attempt to connect? Then the failed logins do not happen. For that matter, why is this kind of mitigation not automatically in place in your network (e.g. fail2ban or whatever)? Remove it when the proper configuration is in place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_route
P.S. I know that this is not an "attack".

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woodcock
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Thesplunky way to do this now is with Phantom-based automation.

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woodcock
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The only practical way is to stop splunk on that forwarder (host).

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adonio
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

hello there,
i am not aware of anything "out of the box" that splunk has for that situation, if there is, would love to learn about it.
With that being said, one thing i can think of is setting an alert on your condition,
add trigger a script to that alert and have the script writing props and transforms that sending the unwanted data to nullqueue. Challenge here is how you reset back to your original configurations. maybe the script will also have a timer to reset after X amount of time.
there are other challenges with that approach, specially if this is a clustered environment.
hope it slightly helps

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi mmoermans,
it's possible to create a filter but the problem is that you have to restart Splunk to enable it.
At this point it's easier to stop log forwarding from your firewall and restart it after the tempest.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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