[from newbies] RE: IPFW2 + 4.10
matt at atopia.net
Sun Jun 27 12:52:17 PDT 2004
IPFW2 is not compiled into 4.10 by default. At a shell, type "man ipfw",
then a single forward slash (to bring up the search tool), then search
for STABLE a couple of times .... directions are in there....
Here it is anyway....
USING IPFW2 IN FreeBSD-STABLE
ipfw2 is standard in FreeBSD CURRENT, whereas FreeBSD STABLE still uses
ipfw1 unless the kernel is compiled with options IPFW2, and /sbin/ipfw
and /usr/lib/libalias are recompiled with -DIPFW2 and reinstalled (the
same effect can be achieved by adding IPFW2=TRUE to /etc/make.conf before
Hope that helps,
clayton rollins wrote:
> On June 28, 2004, Matt <vk7juf at southcom.com.au> wrote:
>> Hello freebsd-newbies,
>> I am still fairly new at the BSD level, migrated from linux. The
>> question that I have is, is Version 4.10 kernel compiled with IPFW2,
>> I know the doc's say that CURRENT version has and that it was
>> implemented in 2002, yet the doc's say that STABLE does not have
>> it compiled into the kernel.
>> Can some one please clarify
>> Best regards,
>> Matt mailto:vk7juf at southcom.com.au
> Hi Matt,
> (Can't reply on -newbies, it's a list charter thing :).)
> 4.x versions come from the STABLE branch and, so, do not
> have ipfw2 compiled in the kernel by default. (Instead, they
> use the older, and more tested, ipfw.)
> If you want ipfw2, refer to 'man 8 ipfw', the section "using
> ipfw2 on freebsd-stable," for very good instructions.
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