strange problem with ipfw and rc.conf

Mikhail Goriachev mikhailg at
Thu Jan 26 18:22:25 PST 2006

gahn wrote:
> Hi all:
> I have strange probelm with rc.conf. I set up ipfw
> (compiled into kernel) on freebsd-5.4 and it doesn't
> seem to load ipfw rulesets (it uses default ruleset
> 65335 locking out everything). I have to do "sh
> /etc/ipfw.rules" in order to load the rulesets, once I
> did that, I can access the box from remote locations
> [...]

> ipfilter_rules="/etc/ipf.rules"       


Your rc.conf looks for ipf.rules instead of ipfw.rules files. Adding the
missing "w" may solve your problem.


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