Eliminating IPv6 (?)

Andreas Nilsson andrnils at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 12:22:49 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:16 PM Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:

> Ronald F. Guilmette writes:
> >  >Instead of messing with the system provided file you could
> >  >create a new one with only your own desired rules and then set
> >  >this rc.conf variable:
> >  >
> >  >    firewall_script="/etc/rc.firewall"
> >
> >  Actually, no, that's not how one is supposed to enable one's own set
> >  of ipfw ules.  To do that, the Handbook (Sec. 30.4.1) says very clearly
> >  that one should do:
> >
> >      firewall_enable="YES"
> >      firewall_type="path-to-my-rules-file"
> >
> >  But I'm glad you brought it up.  The funny thing is that even that
> >  doesn't work properly nowadays *or* like it used to in the past.
>         If this is true - haven't checked personally - then it's a bug.
> (And a non-trivial one, the fact you're the first to report it
> notwithstanding.)
>         Can you please open a bug report?
>                         Respectfully,
>                                 Robert Huff

 The bug being that firewall_type is used to specify a type in the default
/etc/rc.firewall file and firewall_script should be used to provide the
path to ones own ipfw script, right?

I have no ipv6 rules in ipfw when configuring rc.conf as:


The man page for rc.conf states:
                 (str) This variable specifies the full path to the firewall
                 script to run.  The default is /etc/rc.firewall.
                 (str) Names the firewall type from the selection in
                 /etc/rc.firewall, or the file which contains the local
                 firewall ruleset.  Valid selections from /etc/rc.firewall

                 open        unrestricted IP access
                 closed      all IP services disabled, except via "lo0"
                 client      basic protection for a workstation
                 simple      basic protection for a LAN.

                 If a filename is specified, the full path must be given.

Best regards

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