New to FreeBSD

Ivan Zenzerović zenzof1 at
Mon Apr 2 13:11:09 UTC 2007

I have a problem with my firewall. When booting freebsd i get the message
that pf is enabling, but there are syntax errors in the /etc/pf.conf file
and that no IP adresses were found for sk0 network. What should i change
I took the conf file from

On 3/30/07, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 07:21:32PM +0200, Ivan Zenzerović wrote:
> > >Try xvidtune.
> >
> > Thanks, I'll try. I knew of that program, but with time I forgot it's
> name.
> >
> > I must say that freebsd works very well as a workstation, there are no
> > viruses (am I right?),
> As good as right. There have been proof-of-concept viruses for UNIX, but
> AFAIK no one has ever been found in the wild. And most of them rely on
> the operator doing something stupid (like running an un-trusted binary
> as root).
> That doesn't mean FreeBSD is invulnerable though. If you're running a
> workstation there are several things you should do IMHO.
> 1) Enable one of the firewalls that are available on FreeBSD (I like
>    pf). This firewall should be set up to block incoming connections.
> 2) Do not enable any services that you don't need.
> 3) Disable all logins that don't come from the local machine.
> See
> You might find the rest of this page usefull as well.
> > But, let me ask something. When I was configuring the mounting of usb
> memory
> > sticks, I had to create the /etc/devfs.rules file and write something in
> it.
> > (
> > and I did it. Everything works fine, but is it ok to create files like
> this
> > if they are not already created by the system. I just followed the
> hanbook,
> > but the only difference was that I had to create that file.
> It is fine to create those files. It is just not used by default.
> Roland
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