Trying to run ipf on 5.0 errors with : Device not found?? Doesn ?t devfs take care of this?

Wayne Pascoe freebsd at
Thu Apr 10 02:30:53 PDT 2003

On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 01:49:35PM -0400, BSDVault wrote:
> I posted another question about missing MAKEDEV but now I am concerned that
> I cannot run ipf.  I moved from ipfw to ipf and tried to kldload the ipf
> modules.. I get device not created or device not found errors even though I
> have the correct entries in rc.conf.  It is my understanding that devfs
> should take care of this??  Anyone know any issues with this?  Do I need to
> compile ipfilter into the kernel?

I've not been able to get ipf running on FreeBSD 5 as a module. I'm
actually looking at moving to ipfw because of this.

My main reason for using ipf in the past was that we had Solaris,
FreeBSD and OpenBSD boxen and it was nice to have a unified firewall

Wayne Pascoe

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