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Re: need ipfw clarification

From: Duane Winner (dwinner-listsatt.net)
Date: Fri Feb 04 2005 - 14:02:04 CST


Thanks Roberto,

Just to make sure I understand though, I only need to be concerned
"forwarding" and "forward rules" if I'm setting up a multi-homed host
(i.e., router), is this correct?

If I'm just using ipfw for single-host based firewall protection, then
forwarding doesn't apply, right?

Thanks again,
Duane

Roberto Nunnari wrote:

> Hi Duane.
>
> I had the same problem.. With 5.2.1 I had working forward rules
> and that were broke with 5.3
>
> after some fiddling I managed to have that work again.. just
> add them to your kernel:
>
> options IPFIREWALL
> options IPFIREWALL_DEFAULT_TO_ACCEPT
> options IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE
> options IPFIREWALL_FORWARD
>
> if you don't add them to your kernel, forwarding in ipfw will
> be disabled.
>
> Ciao.
>
>
> Duane Winner wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I noticed that after enabling firewall in my kernel (5.3-release), my
>> dmesg now gives me this:
>>
>> ipfw2 initialized, divert disabled, rule-based forwarding disabled,
>> default to accept, logging limited to 5 packets/entry by default
>>
>>
>> On 5.2.1, I used to get this:
>>
>> ipfw2 initialized, divert disabled, rule-based forwarding enabled,
>> default to accept, logging disabled
>>
>> If both cases, I am adding this to my KERNEL config:
>>
>> options IPFIREWALL
>> options IPFIREWALL_DEFAULT_TO_ACCEPT
>>
>>
>> It seems that the major difference between 5.2.1 and 5.3 is that now
>> rule-based forwarding is disabled.
>>
>> Is this correct? And what exactly is rule-based forwarding? I'm
>> guessing that it doesn't really apply to my situation, as in these
>> cases, I am using IPFW to create a deny all inbound to my laptop when
>> I'm on the road. But I just want to make sure.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> DW
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