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Date:      Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:56:02 -0800
From:      "Crist J. Clark" <cjc@FreeBSD.ORG>
To:        Bing Li <>
Cc:        freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: The output of "ipfw show"
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In-Reply-To: <>; from on Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 10:48:38AM -0800
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On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 10:48:38AM -0800, Bing Li wrote:
> Hi,
> Below are a few lines from a web site
> (
>  3.1. Listing Rules
>  ipfw -a list OR ipfw show
>  Both will display the same information in the same way.
>  The first column is the rule number,
>  followed by the number of outgoing matched packets,
>  followed by the number of incoming matched packets, ...
> I believe that the second column is the number
> of matched packets, and the third column is the traffic
> in bytes. Am I right or misunderstanding anything?

You are correct. That website is wrong.

Hmm. I don't believe ipfw(8) does actually say what the values are.
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