conf/126348: PF ruleset doesn't load when it needs to resolve things

Axel Scheepers axel at
Mon Aug 11 09:18:34 UTC 2008

gavin at wrote:
> To submitter: Does adding an entry in /etc/hosts for the fqdn
> work as expected?
> With firewalls, there is always a problem as to what order things
> should be brought up.  Idealy the firewall should be up before
> any interfaces have been assigned IP addresses, otherwise there
> is a window where the machine is on the network but is unprotected.
> Obviously, however, this means the machine cannot resolve hostnames
> during boot unless they are in /etc/hosts.

I've just added the entry to /etc/hosts and can confirm it works.

Kind regards,

Axel Scheepers

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