ping sendto: operation not permitted.

jose ycogo metdeth1 at
Fri Apr 16 14:24:11 UTC 2010

i think its best if you post your pf.conf 


From: Gaurav Ghimire <gaurav at>
To: freebsd-pf at
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 19:50:24
Subject: ping sendto: operation not permitted.

Dear all,

I am lately having problems with my firewall. There had not been any changes to the configuration and it had been working very fine. Out of nowhere I believe that pf is now acting abnormal and is blocking outgoing packets at random. It doesn't occur regular but I am getting the ping sendto: operation not permitted error and also its delaying udp queries to by dns servers that it generally protects. If I disable pf using 'pfctl -d' things go to normal and there isn't any issue. I also see connection  breaks when the pf itself tries to contact my ldap server for information. Disabling pf makes everything go back to normal. Any hint as where I should be looking would be highly appreciated. I have been pulling my hairs literally lately.


-- Gaurav

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