the rc.firewall file worked. thank you very much.. my problem was i did not have the right optinons in my rc.conf file. I just noriced that after I read your email .. it as not looking to rc.conf
thanks again.. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alex de Kruijff" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Malcolm Kay" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: "Shawn Guillemette" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 7:30 AM Subject: Re: IPFW > On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 03:51:13PM +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote: > > On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 09:49, Shawn Guillemette wrote: > > > I have installed ipfw and each time the machien is rebooted I lose the > > > rules I added. > > > > > > any thoughts? > > > > > > > Do you mean you have added them by hand at the command lline? > > If you add them with this command 'ipfw add ...' then you do lose them > at the reboot indeed. > > > I believe the norm is to have them in rc.firewall and with the appropriate > > variables set in rc.conf it will all happen during the normal boot process. > > (This is NOT in my area of expertise -- but you don't yet seem to have > > a response from the knowledgable.) > > If you create your own firewall then its better to create your own file > as rc.firewall can get overriden by mergemaster. One only wants to use > this script if likes the default. > > You may wanna look at my homepage, I have a couple of articles about > firewalls. Please feel free to contact me if you have trouble with it. > > -- > Alex > > Articles based on solutions that I use: > http://www.kruijff.org/alex/index.php?dir=docs/FreeBSD/ > > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"