Bug 247695 - Is customizing /etc/rc.firewall risky?
Summary: Is customizing /etc/rc.firewall risky?
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: 12.1-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2020-07-01 18:17 UTC by Jason W. Bacon
Modified: 2020-07-01 21:39 UTC (History)
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Description Jason W. Bacon freebsd_committer 2020-07-01 18:17:57 UTC
Is it really advisable to customize /etc/rc.firewall as the handbook suggests for client and simple rule sets?

I think we would want to update this file via freebsd-update at times, in which case preserving local modifications would be a nightmare as there's no telling what people might stick in there.

Would it perhaps be better to add something like

. /etc/rc.firewall.local

and tell users to put there customizations there?
Comment 1 Andriy Gapon freebsd_committer 2020-07-01 21:39:23 UTC
Is this a bug report? :)
Maybe mailing lists would be better?