pf not logging on 5.3-BETA3 ?

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at
Thu Sep 16 08:15:56 PDT 2004

Hugo Silva wrote:

>I can't make pf log to a logfile on the 5.3-BETA3. I didn't have any
>problems with this on 5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 using the port..
>I can access pflog0 and there I will see entries that are matching the
>blocks, but I can't tail /var/log/pflog (empty).
>I've added device pf, pfsync, pflog to the kernel, and have the following
>on rc.conf:
>The ruleset won't load automatically either (I think it should be
>pf_conf=, but /etc/defaults/rc.conf shows pf_rules ...). pflogd won't
>start, if I start it by hand it won't work either (starts, exits)...
>The /var/log/pflog file is there, owned root:wheel. But no entries are
>being added to the log. If I try to see it like:
>[root at evilreborn:/usr/src/sys/i386/conf]# pflog
>tcpdump: WARNING: pflog0: no IPv4 address assigned
>tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
>listening on pflog0, link-type PFLOG (OpenBSD pflog file), capture size 96
>it works (btw, i had to ifconfig pflog0 up or it wouldn't work, this is dumb)
>But it won't write the blocked/logged entries to the logfile. Am I missing
>something obvious here?

I am seeing these same issue.  PF is working just fine, but 
/var/log/pflog is only 24 bytes long and full of garbage. 

FreeBSD 5.3-BETA4 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA4 #1: Tue Sep 14 
22:08:40 CDT 2004 
veldy at  i386

Tom Veldhouse
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