Subject: Re: resetting the IP packet filter rules without rebooting...
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/25/2002 15:21:55
On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 07:14:16AM -0700, Herb Peyerl wrote:

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

Yeah, been there, done that ;-)

When I'm ok with living dangerous in that situation I still do

 (sleep 5; sh /etc/rc.d/ipf reload; sh /etc/rc.d/ipnat reload)&; exit

on remote machines sometimes. Be sure you have someone cluefull enough
ready to pick up the phone on-site though.