On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:43 AM, Michael VanLoon <
micha...@noncomposmentis.net> wrote:

> I have built a simple 7.1 system in a VM.  I built a custom kernel that is
> basically GENERIC minus some hardware stuff I don't need, plus a few things
> that look cool.
> When I attempt to run the ipnat command, I get the error:
> /dev/ipnat: open: No such file or directory
> Sure enough, there are no ip* devices in /dev/.  In the "olden days", when
> I used to do a lot of BSD hacking, you used MAKEDEV to make the devices you
> wanted.  Nowadays, it's done with devfs.  I believe the upshot is that it's
> supposed to be semi-automagic, isn't it?
> Anyway, what am I doing wrong?  What do I need to configure to use ipnat
> and then later ipfw or ipfilter?

Did you load the modules?
ipl_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf and reboot OR
kldload ipl

If you did not compile IPFILTER in the kernel, then you must load the

Best regards,
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