ipfw2 broken

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 19 09:52:59 PDT 2004

On Thursday 19 August 2004 12:14 pm, Scott Long wrote:
> Andre Oppermann wrote:
> > Sean McNeil wrote:
> >> How do I get the ipfw2 module to compile with divert?  It doesn't
> >> recognize the following in my config file when building the module:
> >>
> >> options         IPFIREWALL_FORWARD
> >> options         IPDIVERT
> >>
> >> Also, the /etc/rc.d/ipfw script is looking for an invalid sysctl var:
> >>
> >> net.inet.ip.fw.enable
> >>
> >> and it will fail if I have the IPFIREWALL option which compiles the code
> >> into the kernel because it will try to load and return 1 on a failure.
> >
> > I'm looking into it and will have a fix later today.
> This, and all of the rc.d, module loading, and kernel option problems
> are now a blocking issue for BETA1.  We had planned to start the BETA1
> no later than 2200 UTC today.  What is your schedule for getting all of
> this fixed?

It looks like fixing the rc.d script is simply a matter of checking for the fw 
node rather than fw.enable.  The pfil(9) requirement is just a matter of 
documenting the new requirement.  The IPDIVERT thing is probably larger 
though. :(  We may need to just tell people to compile ipfw into the kernel 
for now if they want divert sockets, much as they do if they want 'default to 

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