Subject: Re: resetting the IP packet filter rules without rebooting...
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/25/2002 07:14:16
Martin Husemann <>  wrote:
 >   sh /etc/rc.d/ipnat reload
 > (which does a "ipnat -F -C -f /etc/ipnat.conf" internally)
 > That's the nice thing about /etc/rc.d scripts - you don't have to remember the
 > details for each of them, since they accept a common set of commands like
 > start, stop, restart and reload (where the latter is not always implemented,
 > unfortunately)

nothing like doing that remotely and finding you've just locked yourself
out of the machine. :-)

We should make it so there's always a way in, even when the filtering denies
you access... Yeah. Like a back door... :-)