Problem with "ipfw flush"
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Wed Jan 24 20:59:29 UTC 2007
Jeff Royle wrote:
> Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>> Hey all.
>> In trying to tweak my firewall setup I'm using a file called
>> However, it seems even though I copy my rules perfectly to that file,
>> the system freezes up and locks me out when I do:
>> ipfw -f flush; ipfw /etc/ipfw.rules
>> I've also tried doing it as
>> ipfw -f flush && ipfw /etc/ipfw.rules
>> But to no avail.
>> if it matters, ipfw is loaded as a kernel module, not compiled in.
> I haven't used IPFW in a while but if I recall right IPFW has a default
> policy of drop. So when you flush the ruleset your pass rules are all
> You could run the command like: ipfw -f flush && ipfw /etc/ipfw.rules
> That should allow you flush and load your ruleset. You may also want
> to look into changing the default policy to accept. However this may
> require you to adjust your rules depending on how you wrote them.
Opps I am sorry, I got pulled away while reading your original email,
guess I didn't finish reading it. I see you are trying &&.
You still may want to look into a default policy of accept for IPFW,
this way its a non issue.
Sorry for the wasted bandwidth! :)
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