8.2-RELEASE pf rules not loading

Joshua Boyd boydjd at jbip.net
Fri Feb 25 18:03:55 UTC 2011

My pf related lines in rc.conf look like the following:


I do have a problem from time to time where the rules won't load, but
that's usually because a DHCP interface has failed to come up and my
rules aren't written exactly properly to allow for that.

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Vincent Hoffman <vince at unsane.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
>            Just upgraded my home machine to 8.2-RELEASE via
> freebsd-update remotely (spare time at work.) and on reboot my pf
> ruleset isnt being loaded. running '/etc/rc.d/pf start' once its booted
> does start it fine though. Any suggestions on debugging or shall i just
> try a verbose boot and watch the console when I get home?
> I still have
> pf_enable="YES"                  # Set to YES to enable packet filter (pf)
> pflog_enable="YES"               # Set to YES to enable packet filter
> logging
> in /etc/rc.conf
> Regards,
> Vince
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Joshua Boyd

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