Subject: ipf -n broken?
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/24/2006 16:40:32
I'm used to using ipf with -n to syntax-check the file.  But today, on
a 3.0 /i386 machine (running the kernel of
2006-12-19, /sbin/ipf MD5 checksum fab4062dab8b0029e52edaa94a2afce1),

# ipf -n -Fa -f /etc/ipf.conf+
# ipf -Fa -f /etc/ipf.conf+
syntax error error at "group", line 17

(/etc/ipf.conf+ is a scratch copy of /etc/ipf.conf).  I think I know
what the syntax error is (I left off a /32); the part that bothers me
is that with -n it didn't pick up the error.

Am I misinterpreting -n, and it really isn't suitable as a syntax-check
for config files, or is this truly broken?

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