impossible rc.d ordering problem with stf and pf ?

Volker volker at
Sun Jan 28 12:59:07 UTC 2007

On 12/23/-58 20:59, Pete French wrote:
> Am trying to solve a little problem with 'pf'. I have a ruleset which
> has some firewall rules for the IPv6 interface stf0. This works fine,
> except when I rreboot the machine, as the pf script is run before the
> network_ipv6 script - so stf0 does not exist. but I cannot work out
> how to arrange for stf0 to be created before the pf script is run - as
> network_ipv6 requires 'routing', but the pf script says it must be run
> before 'routing', if I am reading the 'REQUIRE' and 'BEFORE' lines
> correctly.


I've played with that problems a few times. It's not a perfect
solution, but you may create your own pf loading script and place it
in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/. To make sure it's running late in startup,
use a proper # REQUIRE: line.

That way (and that what makes me saying it's not perfect) pf load
script /etc/rc.d/pf is being run but aborts loading pf rules in
first place and later (when rc is working though
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/) pf rules are loaded by your custom script.



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