> > add 10510 allow icmp from any to any out via oif() keep-state
>
> I don't think ICMP is stateful :)
>
> You need both in and out rules for ICMP because the logical responses to
> packets can't be reliably connected into a single communication.

Actually, I disagree. True, ICMP is not a stateful protocol; however,
keep-state directive works for ICMP as well:

ipfw add 99 allow icmp from me to 192.168.1.1 keep-state

on "ping 192.168.1.1" creates the following dynamic rule:

00099  7  588 (5s) STATE icmp 192.168.1.2 0 <-> 192.168.1.1 0

On a side note, the validity interval of this rule is controlled by
net.inet.ip.fw.dyn_short_lifetime sysctl variable and is in the above
case set to 5 seconds (default is 30).

Regards,
-- 
Nino
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