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]>;
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
> > variables set in rc.conf it will all happen during the normal boot
> > (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:

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