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Date:      Tue, 9 Nov 2004 03:53:48 +1100
From:      LD <>
To:        FreeBSD-IPFW <>
Subject:   Re: Stop firewall service
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Hi there,

On 09/11/2004, at 1:08 AM, Akhthar Parvez. K wrote:

> I am new in FreeBSD :). Could someone please tell me how to 
> stop/disable the
> firewall service temporarily in FreeBSD. Please let me know what is the
> firewall service in FreeBSD.

There are two builtin firewall options - both of which won't be enabled 
unless you've told them to be in /etc/rc.conf:

# for ipfw

if the above is true:
`ipfw disable firewall' or
`ipfw -f flush'

# for ipf

see `man ipf'

the default options are to disable:

For more info:
1) man ipf[w]
[specifically --> Section 14 [security] --> firewalls]
3) google helps me too when the above two aren't verbose enough.

with regards,


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