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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:39:28 +0300
From:      Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
To:        Michael VanLoon <michaelv@noncomposmentis.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Dumb ipnat question
Message-ID:  <991123400901230639j3b858276ofd1cdf0f13f7a9d0@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <372A95C3CA654645B7407DAED7DC334C166EA2@dainbramage.NonComposMentis.net>
References:  <372A95C3CA654645B7407DAED7DC334C166EA2@dainbramage.NonComposMentis.net>

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On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:43 AM, Michael VanLoon <
michaelv@noncomposmentis.net> wrote:

> I have built a simple 7.1 system in a VM.  I built a custom kernel that is
> basically GENERIC minus some hardware stuff I don't need, plus a few things
> that look cool.
>
> When I attempt to run the ipnat command, I get the error:
> /dev/ipnat: open: No such file or directory
>
> Sure enough, there are no ip* devices in /dev/.  In the "olden days", when
> I used to do a lot of BSD hacking, you used MAKEDEV to make the devices you
> wanted.  Nowadays, it's done with devfs.  I believe the upshot is that it's
> supposed to be semi-automagic, isn't it?
>
> Anyway, what am I doing wrong?  What do I need to configure to use ipnat
> and then later ipfw or ipfilter?


Did you load the modules?
ipl_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf and reboot OR
kldload ipl

If you did not compile IPFILTER in the kernel, then you must load the
module.

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Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
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