On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00:50PM -0500, Peter Clark wrote:
> Hello,
> I am not sure if I should be here or over at a pf specific list but here 
> is my problem.
> I am trying my hand at pf on a 7.0-p5 RELEASE box and one rule is giving 
> me problems.
> pass in quick on $ext_if proto tcp from any to any port 22 flags S/SA \ 
>  (max-src-conn 15, max-src-conn-rate 5/3, overload <bruteforce> flush 
> global)
> Actually the "pass in" line does not generate the error. The next line does.
> /etc/pf.conf:71: syntax error
> If I remove the line the error goes away (obviously). I have tried using 
>  the exact line from the FreeBSD pf.conf man page:
> (max-src-conn-rate 100/10, overload <bad_hosts> flush global)
> (I changed <bad_hosts> to <bruteforce>)and that generates the same 
> error. I tried just using:
> (max-src-conn-rate 100/10)
> but that too gives me a syntax error.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Peter Clark

The problem seems to be that your rule doesn't have "keep state" in
it.  I think this is a bug, since state is kept by default in FreeBSD

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