conf/56031: ipfw hangs on every invocation

Robert Watson rwatson at
Thu Aug 28 07:10:12 PDT 2003

The following reply was made to PR conf/56031; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Watson <rwatson at>
To: "James F. Hranicky" <jfh at>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at, admin at,
	freebsd-bugs at
Subject: Re: conf/56031: ipfw hangs on every invocation
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 10:07:55 -0400 (EDT)

 On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, James F. Hranicky wrote:
 > 	Upon upgrade to 4.8-STABLE #30: Tue Aug 12 11:51:33 EDT 2003, ipfw hangs each
 >         time it is called. 
 >         All my machines upgraded to the version above have ipfw's left hung by
 >         /etc/periodic/security/500.ipfwdenied. 
 >         Those still at 4.8-STABLE #28: Tue Jun 10 09:21:14 do not seem to have
 >         this problem. 
 >         I do not currently use ipfw on any machine for firewalling capabilities, it
 >         is compiled into my kernel in case I need it. I have the default set to allow
 >         all packets through.
 Could you send the output of "ps axlwww" showing the hung ipfw process, as
 well as its parent process?  When you run ipfw on the command line using
 the same arguments found in the periodic script, does it hang?  If so,
 what do you see when you press Ctrl-T?
 Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
 robert at      Network Associates Laboratories

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