Problem with PF

Peter N. M. Hansteen peter at
Thu Mar 31 02:33:33 PST 2005

Pat Maddox <pergesu at> writes:

> I'm trying to set up PF on a server, and when I run pfctl -nf
> /etc/pf.conf, I get the following error:
> pfctl: ifa_load: pfi_get_ifaces: Bad file descriptor

More info is required. 

Which FreeBSD and PF versions (not all permutations of pf and FreeBSD
will work, see the handbook), pf relevant rc.conf lines, your pf.conf,
ifconfig output

> Google doesn't come up with anything, I've got no clue what that is.  Any help?

Check your ruleset for obvious errors, such as trying to address a
non-existent interface. Then again, this is guesswork based on very
little information.

Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
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