natd: failed to write packet back

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Aug 30 06:47:58 PDT 2003

Steve Camp <steve at> writes:

> Can someone tell me what the following message logged to /var/log/messages
> means, and whether I ought to be concerned about it:
>   Aug 29 13:41:29 server natd[180]: failed to write packet back (Permission denied)
It means a packet was blocked by ipfw after being NAT'd on the
outgoing side. 

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