Bug 182218 - [handbook] Add an ipfilter rc.conf option in handbook for IPv6
Summary: [handbook] Add an ipfilter rc.conf option in handbook for IPv6
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: Allan Jude
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-19 02:50 UTC by pl
Modified: 2020-07-11 18:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description pl 2013-09-19 02:50:00 UTC
I'm one of the lucky people to have found a hosting provider which supports both IPv4 /and/ IPv6 (native /64 IPv6 netblock on each server).

My firewall of choice: IPFilter, mainly because of my Sun Solaris / SunOS roots.
Why I don't switch: "If it isn't broken...".

I'm reading:

Section 30.5.3 lists the options one can use in rc.conf but only those for IPv4, people using IPv6 are left in the dark.


(note that these are only suggestions)

Add the following line:

ipv6_ipfilter_rules="/etc/ipf6.rules" # loads rules definition text file for IPv6

..after this existing line:

ipfilter_rules="/etc/ipf.rules" # loads rules definition text file
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:33 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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Comment 2 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2020-07-11 17:50:59 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: allanjude
Date: Sat Jul 11 17:50:13 UTC 2020
New revision: 54330
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/54330

  Include an example of how to load IPv6 rules for ipfilter

  PR:		182218
  Submitted by:	debdrup
  Reported by:	pl@catslair.org
  Sponsored by:	Klara Inc.
  Event:		July 2020 Bugathon
  Differential Revision:	https://reviews.freebsd.org/D25624