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Date:      Tue, 10 Sep 2002 15:54:22 -0300
From:      "Daniel C. Sobral" <>
To:        Luigi Rizzo <>
Cc:        ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: ipfw2 vs. ipfw1 and 4.7
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Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> People,
> now that the release of 4.7 is approaching, i would really appreciate
> if you could give ipfw2 a try and see whether it breaks anything
> in your rulesets. Also have a look at the manpage highlighting the
> differences between ipfw1 and ipfw2 to see if your rulesets can be
> simplified/made more efficient.

I love ipfw2, even though the breakage of fwd caused me a huge headache. 
Just the set feature would be enough to endear me to it. Now I have a 
reasonably resilient system for firewall rule changes, at last. And just 
being able to type sh /etc/rc.firewall... :-)

As a side note, the man page mentions that 32 sets are available, but 
set 31 is illegal when I try to use it (and sometimes produce very weird 
results indeed).

Daniel C. Sobral                   (8-DCS)
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