Newbie firewall question

Vulpes Velox kitbsdlists at
Wed Jan 28 00:05:42 PST 2004

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 07:15:46 +0100
Nicolas <nicolas.gafgo at> wrote:

> Hello.
> I have just installed 5.2 on my machine and everything works. Now I
> am trying to configure it and I want to put up a firewall but a
> everything I read seem to refer to a dial up connection, I have a
> LAN connection.So my question(s) is: is there a difference between a
> firewall for a dial up connection and a  Lan connection.? And if so
> what is the difference, where can I read about it and is there any
> good sites to look at? I have The Complete FreeBSD, the handbook,
> Absolute FreeBSD...... I would be very grateful for some help or
> directions where to look. Many Thanks!!

Check out ipfw. Should not really matter what the connection is
over... unless you specifically want a rule to apply to a device...

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