pf and chgrp squid /dev/pf

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Mon Feb 12 11:20:25 UTC 2007

dharam paul <exiaf_radar_guy38 at> wrote:

> The changes made to the group of squid with the
> command' chgrp squid /dev/pf' on freebsd 6.2 is not
> permanent. When the system is restarted the groups
> revert back to 'root wheel'.
> What is the purpose of this command ' chgrp squid
> /dev/pf'? Is the change made by it not permanent?

The change is permanent for as long as the device
node exists, but the device node itself is recreated
on boot.

Have a look at the man pages for devfs, devfs.rules
and devfs.conf for details and to learn how to change
the default permissions.

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