Subject: Re: bin/30400: ipf log dup-to bug
To: None <,>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/11/2005 22:31:02
The following reply was made to PR bin/30400; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Bernd Ernesti <>
To: Patrick Welche <>
Subject: Re: bin/30400: ipf log dup-to bug
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 00:26:20 +0200

 On Sat, Jun 11, 2005 at 11:12:27PM +0100, Patrick Welche wrote:
 > IMO there are many work arounds, but at worst the documentation needs
 > clarification. Nowhere does it say that "log" is different from "pass" or
 > "block" as an action. (cf BNF - log is an action as in my rule as well
 > as an option as in your rule)
 To quote the part which you missed again:
 .. and has no effect on whether the packet will be allowed through the filter.
 > It may well be that my rule is not expected to work. However, that would
 > "expected by the author" as opposed to "expected by someone who read the
 > man pages".
 I'm closing the pr now.
 It is as designed and written in the manpage.
 log as an action just does logging and nothing more.