blacklistd(8) - entries don't removed

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Tue Dec 20 23:30:49 UTC 2016

On Wed., 21 Dec. 2016 at 12:16 am, Anton Yuzhaninov <citrin+bsd at>

> It turned out, that blacklistd expects string OK from
> blacklistd-helper script.
> echo 'OK'
> in script is workaround working for me.
> Some time ago this was committed to head:
> This behavior of blacklistd is unexpected and undocumented in man though.
> It was ported from NetBSD and in NetBSD 7.0.2 blacklistd has the
> same problem - script should print 'OK' string.
> I don't like this, but it seems to be not a bug, but a bad designed
> feature.
Nice find.

Please do raise a bug report to request the man page is updated to explain
this feature.

Be sure to CC Kurt Lidl (lidl at in the bug report, as he
committed the change and may know enough to ok the man page update.


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