pf question

joeb joeb at
Tue Sep 9 06:49:05 UTC 2008

 pfctl -f  /etc/pf.conf     # loads the pf.conf file
 pfctl -Nf /etc/pf.conf     # Load only the NAT rules from the file
 pfctl -Rf /etc/pf.conf     # Load only the filter rules from the file

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Scott Bennett
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 1:18 PM
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: pf question

     I'm just starting to play around with pf to get it to handle NAT for
a LAN, and I've just discovered that I don't know how to get pf to reload
/etc/pf.conf after I make changes to it.  "pfctl -d -e" doesn't do it, and
neither does "pfctl -d; pfctl -e".  Is there a way to do it besides
     Please copy me in directly on any replies.  I'm subscribed to the
form of this list, so I get all the messages at once, usually once a day, so
I'll see the responses much sooner if they come to me directly as well as to
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     Thanks much!

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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