8.2-RELEASE pf rules not loading

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Sat Feb 26 11:44:54 UTC 2011

On 25/02/2011 22:31, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:23:58PM +0000, Vincent Hoffman wrote:
>> On 25/02/2011 17:35, Josh Carroll 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
<snip other stuff>
> Please look at pf.conf(5) and search for the word "parentheses" (should
> be under the "from x to x" section.  This might resolve your problem.
Thanks, This did solve it. Slightly strange as its all statically set
but at least I know now.


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