cvsup kills /etc/ipf.rules !?

Chris racerx at
Tue May 25 09:07:45 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 25 May 2004 10:57 am, Yaraghchi, Stephan wrote:
> Hi fellows,
> I was running cvsup on a FBSD 4.9-RELEASE #5 box
> with the following supfile:
> *default
> *default base=/usr
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_4_9
> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> *default compress
> src-all
> when suddenly all ip connections broke down.
> Further investigation turned up that /etc/ipf.rules
> somehow disappeared.
> Since the default stance in the kernel file is set to
> deny all the box reacted as expected, though.
> Any ideas?
> Stephan.

My guess - perhaps you missed running mergmaster? If I remember right, your 
rc.conf should define the file to use for ipf/w

Perhaps rc.conf was overwritten? Is ipf.conf the default file name when 
running ipf? If so, perhaps changing it to something like myipf.conf will 
prevent any overwriting?

Best regards,

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