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Date:      Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:50:01 +1030
From:      Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
To:, Odhiambo Washington <>
Cc:        User Questions <>
Subject:   Re: IPFilter & FreeBSD-10.1
Message-ID:  <54C08881.2010200@ShaneWare.Biz>
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On 22/01/2015 10:02, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Wed, January 21, 2015 3:29 am, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>> Hi Shane,
>> Where is the new syntax documented? Or I just have to 'man ipf'? I'd love
>> to see a web discussion about it, which I obviously missed.
>> Is there a sort of rule converter? :-)
>> Thank you for mentioning this syntax thing. Must be the one that was
>> biting
>> me on 10.1

I use ipfw myself, I read the email out of curiosity.

Personally I would clear the rules and add one at a time till I get an
error. Sounds like some people have no problem so there may only be one
small change that breaks your rules.

> I wonder if anyone knows URl of official website of ipfilter. Both project
> info on sourceforge ( and
> wikipedia page ( point at the place
> which apparently doesn't exist so you end up getting just front page of
> the university: ...

The handbook page on ipfilter links to
which is only a faq page, so it looks like the man pages are the best docs.

Sourceforge could still be the place of all development, the cvs repo
has a few files that were changed 7 months ago.

> One does want to read the documentation to be able to keep using ipfilter
> on FreBSD 10.x (as one did on FreeBSD 9.x in the past). And with syntax
> changed, one does have to read Documentation (and here brilliant FreeBSD
> documentation seems to be outdated...)
> Thanks a lot for your answers!
> Valeri

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