Alex de Kruijff freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Sun Nov 9 04:30:08 PST 2003

On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 03:51:13PM +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 09:49, Shawn Guillemette wrote:
> > I have installed ipfw and each time the machien is rebooted I lose the
> > rules I added.
> >
> > any thoughts?
> >
> Do you mean you have added them by hand at the command lline?

If you add them with this command 'ipfw add ...' then you do lose them
at the reboot indeed.

> I believe the norm is to have them in rc.firewall and with the appropriate 
> variables set in rc.conf it will all happen during the normal boot process.
> (This is NOT in my area of expertise -- but you don't yet seem to have
> a response from the knowledgable.)

If you create your own firewall then its better to create your own file
as rc.firewall can get overriden by mergemaster. One only wants to use
this script if likes the default.

You may wanna look at my homepage, I have a couple of articles about
firewalls. Please feel free to contact me if you have trouble with it.


Articles based on solutions that I use:

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