Firewall options

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Apr 23 11:43:07 PDT 2003

felix at wrote:
> To whom it may concern:
> I am in the process of setting up my first firewalled machine, on the bench
> thank God.
> I have poured over the manual pages multiple times and am stuck here...
> I seem to have everything under control with rules set up to allow me in on
> boot. Now I need to change the default rule (65535) to deny instead of accept.
> I have removed the kernel config line: options IPFIREWALL_DEFAULT_TO_ACCEPT
> recompiled and rebooted 2 times, still the default is accept.
> I hate to hack by adding a rule 65000 to deny just for a work around, if
> that would even work...
> Suggestions?
> Thanks in advance! And keep up the great work, all of my servers run FreeBSD!

Did you 'make buildworld' and 'make installworld' both?

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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