Heads up: You may need recompile of ipfw(8)

Andre Oppermann andre at freebsd.org
Fri Apr 23 08:23:18 PDT 2004

David O'Brien wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 04:44:43PM +0200, Andre Oppermann wrote:
>>Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
>>>Andre Oppermann <andre at freebsd.org> writes:
>>>>       Due to a new option in ipfw (versrcreach) the ipfw(8) command
>>>>       needs to be recompiled.  Normal accept/reject rules without
>>>>       options are not affected but those with options may break until
>>>>       ipfw(8) is recompiled.
>>>any chance of renaming this to something less tongue-twisting, like
>>>maybe "reachable"?
>>I wanted it to stay in line with the other option "verrevpath" and the
>>Cisco equivalent:
>>  ipfw add 1000 deny ip from any to any not versrcreach
> How about adding an alias of something easily spellable then?

This option is not for joe-user or joe-server-admin but for a couple
of dozen people using FreeBSD as router with BGP.  I trust them to be
able to cope with this burden of spelling hardship.  ;-)

If it were an option for the general public I would have chosen something
less complicated.


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