kern/77570: [PATCH] ipfw: Multiple rules may have the same
yar at comp.chem.msu.su
Sat Jul 2 11:00:19 GMT 2005
The following reply was made to PR kern/77570; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Yar Tikhiy <yar at comp.chem.msu.su>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, dunstan at freebsd.czest.pl, maxim at macomnet.ru
Subject: Re: kern/77570: [PATCH] ipfw: Multiple rules may have the same number.
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 14:51:17 +0400
Sorry, I haven't looked at how the discussion on freebsd-ipfw is
going on ;-) but I can tell for myself that I consider having this
"bug" in ipfw very useful. I use it often when I have to add some
rules to a firewall temporarily and then remove them after a while.
I add the temporary rules with the same rule number and then just
type "ipfw d <number>" once instead of having to remove each rule
separately, which would be the case if the "bug" were "fixed".
OTOH, thou shouldst abstain from messing with ipfw while having
the morning cloudiness in thy mind and tremor in thy hands ;-)))
Therefore I vote for closing this PR after making sure the current
behaviour is well documented on the ipfw(8) manpage.
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