documentation about enabling IPFW

Steve Bertrand steve at
Tue Feb 9 16:37:02 UTC 2010

Robert Huff wrote:
> 	Can someone affirmatively verify that this part (30.6.1) of the
> Handbook is correct?  Particularly the last sentence.
> 	Quote:
> 		IPFW is included in the basic FreeBSD install as a
> 		separate run time loadable module. The system will
> 		dynamically load the kernel module when the rc.conf
> 		statement firewall_enable="YES" is used. There is no need
> 		to compile IPFW into the FreeBSD kernel unless NAT
> 		functionality is desired.

Yes, it is correct.

You can also load during runtime:

# kldload ipfw.ko


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