error when use table option with ipfw

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Tue Aug 23 09:00:22 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 11:10:33AM +0300, vladone wrote:
> Hi!
> I try to use table option but not work.
> First, i use Freebsd 5.4 release.
> In short i have:
> cmd="ipfw -q"
> $cmd table 1 add
> $cmd table 1 add
> $cmd table 1 add
> $cmd table 1 add
> $cmd add 700 count ip from table(1) to any via $lif
> When i run the script i receive an error about syntax error " 78: Syntax error: "(" unexpected".
> I dont understand where is error?
> Need some compiler options to work with this option?
> If i give:
> #ipfw table 1 list
> i have list of entries in this table without any error.
Since this is a shell script, `(' has a special meaning to group
commands for executing them in a sub-shell.  To cancel a special
meaning, you can prefix it with the `\' character.

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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