IP packet filtering enabled in GENERIC?
fsb at thefsb.org
Mon Jun 2 06:52:49 PDT 2003
i installed 4.8-release from the disk 1 iso yesterday, built a new kernel
with "cpu I586_CPU" and "options IPFIREWALL" and a couple of other things
and turned on firewall_enable="YES" with firewall_type="OPEN" in rc.conf.
the new kernel panicked (i don't know why) so i booted kernel.old (i.e. the
GENERIC binary off the iso with a modification date of april 3rd) and noted
that dmesg now shows: "IP packet filtering initialized, divert disabled,
rule-based forwarding enabled, default to deny, logging disabled" and indeed
the filter is working and ipfw controls it.
what's going on? i thought that the packet filter was disabled in GENERIC.
was this a side effect of compiling my (broken) custom kernel and installing
all those .ko files in /modules?
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