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Date:      Tue, 27 Jul 1999 11:33:55 -0600
From:      Scott Taylor <>
Subject:   reflexive access lists?
Message-ID:  <>

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One of the rules that I have in the access lists on my cisco routers
that I wish I could setup of my freebsd box are reflexive access lists.
I'd love to be able to allow packets that are replies to requests from
my machine be automatically allowed without allowing such a blanket
permission as allowing all tcp packets with the established flag set.
Reflexive lists allow me to setup harsh firewall rules yet give
processes on my machine transparent access to the outside world. Here's
a page by cisco describing setting up a reflexive list:

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