pf causing boot delay

Charlie cwr at SDF.ORG
Thu Jul 17 16:55:20 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I'm having an interesting issue with pf on my laptop machine. After 
enabling pf by adding pf_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf and using the 
simplest ruleset possible in /etc/pf.conf, my machine takes an added 60 or 
more seconds to boot up.

I'm running 10.0-RELEASE-p7 on a Lenovo X201 ThinkPad. I'm using the SLiM 
login manager. The system boots as normal, printing dmesg output to the 
screen as it boots. Then it appears as though X is about to launch; 
however, it just hangs for 60 or more seconds at a blank screen. Then, 
finally, my SLiM login window appears and the system operates as normal.

Any ideas why enabling pf would delay the display of my login screen so 

Thanks for your help,


cwr at
SDF Public Access UNIX System -

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