impossible rc.d ordering problem with stf and pf ?

Alexey Karagodov karagodov at
Sun Jan 28 16:08:58 UTC 2007

or just make a symlink from /etc/rc.d/pf to /usr/local/etc/rc.d/pf
i solved this way problem with FQDN in pf rules

2007/1/28, Volker <volker at>:
> 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.
> Pete,
> 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.
> HTH,
> Volker
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