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Date:      Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:25:04 -0600
From:      Tim Daneliuk <>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   ipfw And ping
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I have a fairly restrictive ipfw setup on  a FBSD 8.2-STABLE machine.
Pings were not getting through so I added this near the top
of the rule set:

   # Allow icmp

   ${FWCMD} add allow icmp from any to any

It does work but, two questions:

1) Is there a better way?
2) Will this cause harm or otherwise expose the server to some vulnerability?

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