Bug 219223 - ipfw failing to load
Summary: ipfw failing to load
Status: Closed Works As Intended
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 11.0-STABLE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-ipfw (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-05-11 16:38 UTC by Ben
Modified: 2020-09-19 16:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ben 2017-05-11 16:38:27 UTC
I've been using freebsd-update to manage my system updates on multiple systems, physical and virtual, and today noticed that ipfw is not functioning. I've tried rebooting my systems but am still unable to get ipfw running.



root@freebsd-vm:/boot/kernel # freebsd-version

root@freebsd-vm:/boot/kernel # ls -l ipfw*
-r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  256336 Jan 20 02:46 ipfw.ko
-r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel   37872 Jan 20 02:46 ipfw_nat.ko

root@freebsd-vm:/boot/kernel # ipfw list
ipfw: retrieving config failed: Protocol not available

root@freebsd-vm:/boot/kernel # service ipfw start
kldload: an error occurred while loading the module. Please check dmesg(8) for more details.
/etc/rc.d/ipfw: WARNING: Unable to load kernel module ipfw

root@freebsd-vm:/boot/kernel # dmesg
KLD ipfw.ko: depends on kernel - not available or version mismatch
linker_load_file: Unsupported file type
Comment 1 Andrey V. Elsukov freebsd_committer 2017-05-17 11:09:59 UTC
Your kernel is out of sync with your modules. Something wrong went with your update.