How to tell if IPF is running?

jdow jdow at
Tue Jan 24 13:08:33 PST 2006

Ack, it looks like it would limp through doing the simple job wanted.
The good news is that I can make it work. The bad news is that it's
apparently so much simpler with the Linux iptables facilities. I can
see I have a bunch of reading to do before setting up to replace the
firewall machine.

Thanks. I like your tutorial. That will get me up with it faster.
{^_^}    Joanne
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter N. M. Hansteen" <peter at>

> "jdow" <jdow at> writes:
>> Which tool would be able to do this sort of thing best and how might it
>> have been done.
> PF has most of the bits you need built in, see eg
> (part of a PF
> tutorial).  
> For weeding out old table entries, you might want to look at
> the expiretable utility (

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