ipfilter frags question

Shaun T. Erickson ste at ste-land.com
Mon Mar 1 13:46:15 PST 2004

Having given up on ipfw and switching to ipfilter (much nicer!), I 
nearly have my firewall set up. Then I ran into a problem ...

On my Linux box, I can force all fragments to be re-assembled into whole 
packets before being presented to the firewall, and that's what I've 
done. However, as near as I can tell, FreeBSD (5.2.1-RELEASE) doesn't 
have that feature.

So what do I do with fragments? They are a valid part of a tcp 
conversation, so dropping them isn't good, but neither is just accepting 
them willy-nilly, either.

Suggestions, please, and TIA.


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