[nycbug-talk] Restarting ipfw remotely

Trish Lynch trish
Thu Dec 22 08:51:35 EST 2005

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Francisco Reyes wrote:

> Trish Lynch writes:
>> What I've taken to doing is having ipfw default to accept in the kernel, 
>> then having as my last line the deny all rule (65534), so it would be next 
>> to impossible to lock myself out if I reload or flush it.
> I like that idea.
> While on the IPFW subject.. since when it became possile to run IPFW without 
> modifying the kernel? A new co-worker just showed me a few days ago how one 
> can just enable it in /rc.conf and just do "ipfw start".. is that a loadable 
> module?
> Is performance still better from the kernel?

Yes, its a loadable module, it has been since 3.x as far as I know.... it 
just wasn;t loadable in rc.conf until 4.x....

As with any loadable module, I would expect some sort of small performance 
hit, probably not one to be able to notice though.


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