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Date:      Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:10:04 +0100
From:      Damien Fleuriot <>
To:        Mark Moellering <>
Cc:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: pf rdr (redirect) syntax solved
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On 30 Nov 2011, at 17:49, Mark Moellering <> wrote:

> My apologies for posting an answer without a question but this is somethin=
g I want searchable in the future.
> To use redirection ( rdr ) in pf, you MUST specify an ip address or interf=
> For example, if you want to force external traffic coming in on port 80 to=
 port 443 and write this;
> rdr on $interface inet proto tcp from ! $internal_addresses to $interface p=
ort 80 -> port 443
> it FAILS!  The PROPER syntax is;
> rdr on $interface inet proto tcp from ! $internal_addresses to $interface p=
ort 80 -> $interface port 443
> I hope this helps someone...
> Mark Moellering

Do not take this personally but I find it exceedingly disturbing that you sh=
ould use the ml as a documentation storage space.

You really should store this kind of information internally, such as a comme=
nt in your pf.conf and/or a wiki.

Additionally, you may find the correct syntax for rdr rules in man pf.conf, s=
o you'll always have an example handy.=

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