chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Sun Feb 20 18:20:05 GMT 2005
> I have a FreeBSD 5.3 server that I access over SSH. I followed the
> handbook guide to loading the ipfw kernel module to setup a firewall. I
> made the mistake the other day of loading the firewall, which defaults
> to block all, and rebooting, so I couldn't get into the system again
> (Had to drive in and fix it :-P). Anyway, what I need to know is how to
> edit the ruleset manually BEFORE enabling the firewall. I need to set
> the rules, then load the kernel module, not vise versa. I've never
> dealt with ipfw without webmin, so I need some explicit answers :-).
> What I need to do its this:
> Set IPFW to allow traffic on ports 80, 10000, and 23 (That's the default
> SSH port, right?)
> Then start IPFW with the kernel module (I know how to do this)
You can put your rules in /etc/rc.firewall. This is executed at startup.
See rc(8) and rc.conf(5).
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