testing 11.0-RC1 vnet jails with ipfilter

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at lists.zabbadoz.net
Mon Aug 15 16:59:39 UTC 2016

On 15 Aug 2016, at 15:37, Ernie Luzar wrote:

> Hello list;
> Running 11.0-RC1 with only option vimage compiled into the generic 
> kernel.
> I can run ipfilter on the host and start vnet jails containing no 
> firewalls just fine. But when I try to also have ipfilter run in the 
> vnet jail nothing happens. I added this to the vnet jails rc.conf
> ipfilter_enable="YES"
> ipfilter_rules="/etc/ipf.boot.rules"
> ipmon_enable="YES"
> ipmon_flags="-Ds"
> Then start the vnet jail and its like those ipfilter statements in the 
> vnet jails rc.conf are not there. The vnet jails /var/log/messages 
> file is not even there. Issuing "ipfstat" inside the running vnet jail 
> to display the jails ipfilter rules gives this error message 
> "open(IPSTATE_NAME): No such file or directory"
> To me this means ipfilter is not running in the vnet jail even though 
> I requested it in the vnet jails rc.conf file.
> So my question to this list is, has anyone managed to get ipfilter to 
> run inside a vnet jail using any of the 11.0 alpha, beta, or rc 
> versions? If so would you please share your setup with me?
> Maybe I am to close to the bleeding edge for there to be other users 
> in the same test loop?

The startup script contains “nojail”.   I think someone opened a bug 
report the other day but I can’t find it anymore;  so the startup 
script won’t automatically run inside a jail.   Can you remove that 
line and try again?


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