Log Files

When troubleshooting problems with your firewall, it is very likely you have to check the logs available on your system. In the UI of OPNsense, the log files are generally grouped with the settings of the component they belong to. The log files can be found here:

Captive Portal

Services ‣ Captive Portal ‣ Log File

Events from Captive Portal go here


Services ‣ DHCPv4 ‣ Log File

DHCP events get logged here

Dnsmasq DNS

Services ‣ Dnsmasq DNS ‣ Log File

The DNSmasq Forwarder logs


Services ‣ HAProxy ‣ Log File

The logs of the Reverse Proxy

Intrusion Detection

Services ‣ Intrusion Detection ‣ Log File

Suricata Logs are here

Network Time

Services ‣ Network Time ‣ Log File

NTP daemon logs

Unbound DNS

Services ‣ Unbound DNS ‣ Log File

Unbound resolver logs can be found here

Web Proxy

Services ‣ Web Proxy ‣ Log File

Squid access.log, store.log and cache.log