5.3 & ipfilter

JJB Barbish3 at adelphia.net
Tue Sep 7 19:30:52 PDT 2004

owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 September 2004 05:03 pm, fbsd_user wrote:
>> Is there still a loadable module that gets auto loaded at boot
>> when rc.conf contains the ipfilter_enable="YES" statement like in
>> 4.10?
> ipfilter_enable is still an option in rc.conf.
>> Will the final stable version still need kernel option PFIL_HOOKS
>> added to the other ipfilter kernel options to compile ipfilter
>> the kernel like in the 5.2 and 5.2.1 development versions or will
>> 5.3 return to the way 4.10 worked (IE no PFIL_HOOKS option
> I'm not sure, but 5.3-BETA3 does require PFIL_HOOKS. The change
> to -CURRENT to always include PFIL_HOOKS (and thus remove it as a
> kernel option) was made after RELENG_5 was branched, and the
> log doesn't mention merging that change to RELENG_5.
> -David

Thanks for your reply. But you did not answer my first question. I
did not ask if ipfilter_enable="YES" was still valid in 5.3, but if
the ipfilter bootable module is still included in 5.3 and auto
loaded by the ipfilter_enable="YES" in rc.conf?

Since 5.3 is currently going through the weekly testing cycle as
prep for becoming stable I would think this is the appropriate time
to submit a 5.3 bug report to change the default kernel source so it
contains the PFIL_HOOKS.

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