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Date:      Wed, 16 Aug 2000 22:59:42 +0200 (CEST)
From: (Arjan de Vet)
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 4.1 and IPFILTER
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201c00782$0381e040$f1184418@asgard>

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In article <000201c00782$0381e040$f1184418@asgard> you write:

>[root@NIFLHEIM /etc]# ipf -Fa -f /etc/ipf.rules
>open device: Device not configured
>ioctl(SIOCIPFFL): Bad file descriptor
>open device: Device not configured
>2:ioctl(add/insert rule): Bad file descriptor
>3:ioctl(add/insert rule): Bad file descriptor
>4:ioctl(add/insert rule): Bad file descriptor
>There are a many more lines following those last three displayed, infact one
>for each line  in the ipf.rules file
>Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do/ what I'm not doing?

Did you see ipfilter boot messages? Something like this in your dmesg

    IP Filter: v3.4.8 initialized.  Default = block all, Logging = enabled

Do you have the ipfilter device entries in /dev? Do a

	# cd /dev
	# sh MAKEDEV ipl

to create them.


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