FreeBSD Firewalls

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sat Dec 10 05:22:54 UTC 2016

On Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:23:47 +0000
Frank Shute <frank at> wrote:

> Of course, by building your own kernel it means you can no longer use
> freebsd-update(8) and have to use: make buildworld/installworld procedure
> as documented in the Handbook and /usr/src/UPDATING

	You can use freebsd-update with a custom kernel you just have to do
a make kernel after updating and before rebooting, I do this regularly on my
pf based firewall machine.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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