docs/67065: [patch] error in ipfw man page example of addr:mask syntax

David Syphers dsyphers at
Sun May 23 06:40:38 UTC 2004

>Number:         67065
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       [patch] error in ipfw man page example of addr:mask syntax
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sat May 22 23:40:23 PDT 2004
>Originator:     David Syphers
>Release:        5-CURRENT
FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #0: Sat May 22 12:18:29 PDT 2004     root at  i386
     The ipfw(8) man page has an error in an example. It uses the form "" (addr/netmask) when in fact that syntax is for addr/masklen. The correct syntax is (addr:mask).
      Read ifpw(8) and try to use the example like I did  :)
      Patch for $FreeBSD: src/sbin/ipfw/ipfw.8,v 1.143 2004/04/23 14:28:38 andre Exp $

diff -u /usr/src/sbin/ipfw/ipfw.8 ipfw.8
--- /usr/src/sbin/ipfw/ipfw.8   Thu May 13 20:37:42 2004
+++ ipfw.8      Sat May 22 23:21:07 2004
@@ -788,7 +788,7 @@
 and the mask of
 .Ar mask ,
 specified as a dotted quad.
-As an example, will match
+As an example, will match
 This form is advised only for non-contiguous
 masks. It is better to resort to the

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