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KLogWatch is a small KDE application that "tails" a kernel log file and reports any Netfilter (ie. iptables) log lines it sees. Check out the Screenshots, or read the man page for more details.

Latest Version: 2.0.3


  • Do proper column sorting on addresses and ports.

KLogWatch 2.0 is the initial Sourceforge release under a new maintainer. This version offers a number of new features and changes:

New features:

  • New columns to account for all netfilter log info
  • Ability to select which columns to see
  • Column size and order saved
  • Window size and position saved
  • Right mouse button actions: hostname, traceroute, whois, Check info at SANS
  • Adjustable print font
  • Ability to print/save window contents or raw log messages


  • Some code cleanups; more on the way
  • Changing configuration does not require restart
  • Desktop file installed automatically
  • Removed popup on alert action; all alerts appear in the tray
  • Debian build files and an RPM spec file included

Earlier versions of KLogWatch are also currently available from Nick's site: http://home.freeuk.com/nick.battle/KLogWatch/klogwatch.html.

KLogWatch is licensed under the GPL.