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Date:      Tue, 29 Apr 2003 15:43:47 +0200
From:      Antoine Jacoutot <>
To:        Bruno Afonso <>,
Subject:   Re: ipfw dynamic rule timeout
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On Tuesday 29 April 2003 12:41, Bruno Afonso wrote:
> enjoy

OK, so after reading the archives, I saw that there was no solution to my 
problem, so what I did is:
sysctl net.inet.ip.fw.dyn_syn_lifetime=300
The default is 20, so it gives a little more time. But I still have problem 
from time to time (clients behind the firewall get disconnected from an 
internet news server after a while reading an article, web clients from the 
internet to the web server get disconnected while reading mail from 

Should I go like:
sysctl net.inet.ip.fw.dyn_syn_lifetime=100000000000000000
or is it just stupid ? (I'm sure this is stupid, but I can't find any 

Thanks a lot for your help.


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