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Date:      Thu, 12 Sep 1996 10:16:14 -0700 (PDT)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb>
To:        neil@corpex.com (Neil)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Firewalling with IPFW
Message-ID:  <199609121716.KAA16840@freefall.freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: <m0v1Ez9-0000ScC@corpex.com> from "Neil" at Sep 12, 96 05:51:27 pm

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Neil wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Is IPFW capable of acting as a firewall for services run on the machine 
> it is installed on, or is it only for machines with two Ethernet cards,
> that are acting as a gateway?

	ipfw can protect the machine it is running on as well as
	any machines behind it.  the incoming packets are checked
	against the rules and either dropped (optional logging)
	or input processing continues

jmb
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