kern/77570: [PATCH] ipfw: Multiple rules may have the same number.

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Feb 18 18:45:45 PST 2005


On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 07:40:51PM +0100, Pawel Malachowski wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 03:20:16PM +0000, Maxim Konovalov wrote:
> 
> >  >  I thought it was some kind of a side effect in rule manipulation code, but
> >  >  if some reasons push people to use this feature, feel free to close this PR
> >  >  (and thanks for reaction).
> >  
> >  This is just my opinion.  I'd suggest to discuss your patch in -net or
> >  -ipfw maillists and ask people what they think.
> 
> I would vote this is a feature, not a bug. I personally rely on this
> behaviour in some of my ipfw rulesets.

So do I.  It makes it easy to remove a related group of rules all at
once.

Kris
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