Subject: Re: resetting the IP packet filter rules without rebooting...
To: Sam Carleton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 11/25/2002 07:10:43
Sam Carleton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This subject pretty much says it all, how does one go about applying
> the IP packet filter rules (ipf.conf and ipnat.conf) without rebooting
> the NetBSD machine?
I'm sure there's a better way to do it but what I do, if I'm not
completely confident that a change I made will be correct, is:
ipf -D ; ipf -E -f /etc/ipf.conf ; ipnat -f /etc/ipnat.conf ; sleep 30 ; ipf -D
I hit return and after a couple seconds, I hit ^C. If the ^C makes it,
then it doesn't "ipf -D". If not, then I know I only have to wait about
30 seconds before I'll have access to the machine again.