ipfw's "or-blocks" feature isn't working?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon May 12 01:41:16 PDT 2003

On Sun, May 11, 2003 at 11:01:41PM -0700, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> In my ruleset I have a rule with an "or-block" in it:
> ipfw add pass tcp from \{ ${oip} or ${inet} \} to 80 keep-state
> But when ipfw loads the rules, it returns "ipfw: hostname ''{'' unknown".  The
> man page says the syntax is fine, so I'm stumped.  Can someone explain why this
> isn't working?

That's an IPFW2 feature.  I guess you're using a fairly recent version
of FreeBSD 4.x, but you haven't recompiled your world with the IPFW2
support enabled?

See the sections "USING IPFW2 IN FreeBSD-STABLE" and "IPFW2
ENHANCEMENTS" in the ipfw(8) man page.



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