pf block question

Matt Rechkemmer tiberius at
Thu Jun 9 20:49:49 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 01:51:16PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> If you add "quick" to the `block from <badhosts>' rule, packets from
> these hosts will immediately be dropped -- which is what you probably
> want to do, if I have understood what you wrote so far.
> - Giorgos

OK, I've added quick to the rule (surprised I forgot it there).  Here's the
new rule: block drop quick on fxp0 from <badhosts> to any.  Now, when I send
ICMP packets to that host (for testing), I *still* get them back but with an
extreme amount of loss.  If I comment the rule, the loss disappears.

I'm at a loss as to why the traffic still isn't dropped.

Matt Rechkemmer
tiberius at

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