Eliminating IPv6 (?)

Andreas Nilsson andrnils at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 07:14:35 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 23:28 Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com>

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> Andreas Nilsson <andrnils at gmail.com> wrote:
> >But why are you even running rc.firewall if it does not do what you want?
> You are asking me the very question that *I* have been asking myself
> since my "upgrade" to 12.0.
> Why is /etc/rc.firewall even being executed?  I never explicitly asked for
> that, but that seems to just be a by-product of how things are arranged
> these days.... a by-product that I have no direct control over.
> >Just set firewall_script="/path/to/script" and your good to go, no ipv6
> >anywhere to be found.
> That is *not* what the Handbook says.  Please read it.
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/firewalls-ipfw.html
Ok, so the handbook is wrong. It's a bug in the documentation.

> The way that I am reading section 30.4.1 is that it is telling the user to
> put BOTH of these things into /etc/rc.conf:
>       firewall_enable="YES"
>       firewall_type="path-to-my-rules-file"
> And indeed, that is -exactly- what I have done on my prior FreeBSD
> systems...
> enable *and* configure.
> One or the other of those /etc/rc.conf lines nowadays apparently triggers
> /etc/rc.firewall to run.  I never explicitly asked for that to run, but
> it did anyway.  I am just going with the flow.

As soon as set firewall_script instead of firewall_type your problems will
be solved. Just try it. The man page for rc.conf will tell you the same

> Regards,
> rfg
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