Improvement to IPFilter / nfsd in FBSD (6.2+?)

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jan 11 20:41:06 UTC 2007

On Jan 11, 2007, at 10:58 AM, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone has IPFilter / nfsd setup properly on  
> their boxes with any beta versions of FBSD.

It is typically not useful to implement firewall rules between NFS  
servers and legitimate NFS clients.

The large number of RPC services using randomly assigned ports needed  
by NFS and the fact that machines which trust each other enough to  
permit filesharing and generally utilize a common set of directory  
services to keep the user/group mappings synced mean that the NFS  
server & clients should be considered in the same "trust domain" in  
most cases.

> Also if you suggest 7-CURRENT, what's the CVS tag for that version?

The HEAD of the CVS tree (aka ".").  Updating the 7-CURRENT won't  
have any affect upon firewall configuration for NFS, however.


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