Isn't there a way to parse, don't load rules and complain about syntax errors or missing variables ?

Jon Simola jsimola at
Thu Mar 24 15:16:39 PST 2005

On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:48:48 -0600, BB <brent.bolin at> wrote:

> However when I looked at the configuration file again the scrub rule
> had the explicate interface name fxp0
> This new box doesn't have fxp0

It will probably make sense if you think that some interfaces like
vlan and tun are created and destroyed. You probably don't want to
reload your firewall config everytime you bring up a PPP link. ipfw
has the same feature.

Jon Simola
Systems Administrator
ABC Communications

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