ipfw lost its mind?

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 12:26:58 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Paul Schmehl
> Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 1:51
> To: 'FreeBSD questions'
> Subject: RE: ipfw lost its mind?
> --On Friday, March 04, 2005 01:21:11 AM +0530 Subhro
> <subhro.kar at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Do you block UDP?
> First question would be - which direction?


> I allow udp *to* port 53.  I allow *ip* outgoing, so any response to a dns
> request would be answered.

Not relevant, as far as my knowledge goes.

> Even though it doesn't make sense to me.  If my *first* rule is "allow ip
> from x.x.x.x/32 to {server}" and I also have a rule that says "allow ip
> from {server} to any", then I can't imagine why a restriction on udp would
> interfere with that since "ip" includes both tcp and udp.

That's a point. If this is the case, i.e. you are using "ip" then tcp/udp
makes no difference. Did you lately do any builds or partial builds of the
source tree?

Indian Institute of Information Technology
Subhro Sankha Kar
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Salt Lake City
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