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Date:      Tue, 9 Nov 2004 03:53:48 +1100
From:      LD <ldsift-applels@yahoo.com.au>
To:        FreeBSD-IPFW <freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Stop firewall service
Message-ID:  <C28B4780-31A6-11D9-8D10-0005025E2371@yahoo.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <200411081938.56359.akhthar@carmatec.com>
References:  <200411081938.56359.akhthar@carmatec.com>

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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
firewall_enable="YES"

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

# for ipf
pf_enable="YES"

see `man ipf'

the default options are to disable:
/etc/defaults/rc.conf

For more info:
1) man ipf[w]
2) http://freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook
[specifically --> Section 14 [security] --> firewalls]
3) google helps me too when the above two aren't verbose enough.

with regards,

--
LD



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