IPFIREWALL_FORWARD kernel config option gone?

Crist J. Clark cristjc at comcast.net
Fri Nov 21 15:08:48 PST 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:12:44AM -0800, Wade Klaver wrote:
> Hello all,
>   When trying to bring a box up to date, we noticed that the 
> IPFIREWALL_FORWARD kernel option has been removed somewhere between the 2'nd 
> of this month and now.  Has it been obsoleted by other options?  I saw 
> nothing in UPDATING rearding this.  Here's the info:

The functionality of IPFIREWALL_FORWARD is always "just there."

IPFIREWALL_FORWARD has been a null option for about two and a half
years. It was removed from the ipfw(8) documentation in 1.105,
2002/08/10. However, killing it from the kernel configuration files
only happened this month. Since it's been gone from the documentation
for so long, whether it needs an entry in UPDATING is debatable.
Crist J. Clark                     |     cjclark at alum.mit.edu
                                   |     cjclark at jhu.edu
http://people.freebsd.org/~cjc/    |     cjc at freebsd.org

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