Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at slightlystrange.org
Sat Apr 15 03:02:10 UTC 2006

On Sat, Apr 15, 2006 at 05:46:34AM -0700, nirvana - Cityshells.NET wrote:
> Hello,
> when i type ipfw show/list i got this error msg 
> ipfw: getsockopt(IP_FW_GET): Protocol not available
> how i can let ipfw work.
> Thanks

You need to recompile your kernel with the following options:

options         IPFIREWALL
options         IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE
options         IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE_LIMIT=1000

(Change the value for IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE_LIMIT to suit your own needs).

You also need to read the ipfw man page, and the bit of the handbook
about ipfw at



Daniel Bye

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