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Date:      Fri, 12 Nov 2004 08:43:54 -0000
From:      Thomas Wolf <>
To:        David Roberts <>,
Subject:   Re: upgrading from 5.2.1 to 5.3 broke my ipfw
Message-ID:  <>

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David Roberts <> schrieb:

> Hi,
>  I have been using ipfw for some time now and recently upgraded from 5.2.1
> to 5.3. My firewall immediately started blocking me even from pinging
> localhost.  
> I also noted an error around an ipfw log entry I had and commented it out. 
> I checked online and saw an IPFIREWALL_DEFAULT_TO_ACCEPT and figured I'd
> give it a try since I was always frustrated that flushing my rules would
> bump me off. I rebuilt the kernel and now I have the opposite problem,
> eveything is allowed no matter what my rules say. 

Are you 100% sure that your kernel and userland are in sync?
I am pretty sure that ignoring every rule and just applying 
the default rule points to the userland part of ipfw not 
corresponding to the kernel part.


Thomas Wolf
Wiener Software Fabrik
Dubas u. Wolf GMBH
1050 Wien, Mittersteig 4

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