ipfw question ....

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sat Aug 9 14:15:18 UTC 2014

On 09/08/2014 15:15, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> Why is there a limit on the # of logged denials by ipfw ?
> Aug  6 18:52:20 kabini1 kernel: ipfw: limit 500 reached on entry 65500

Because otherwise someone could DoS you by causing ipfw to fill up a
partition with log messages simply by sending a stream of packets at you
over the network.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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