Subject: pf's rc.d script & startup priority
To: Peter Postma <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 08/08/2005 09:02:57
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I noticed a couple of issues in the rc.d/pf script
(as compared to rc.d/ipfilter).
* rc.d/pf starts much later than rc.d/ipfilter.
* rc.d/pf doesn't abort the boot if the startup failed.
This raises the questions about rc.d/pf:
1. Should it be moved in the rcorder to a similar location
Does rc.d/pf rely upon /usr as part of its startup?
I don't think it does, unless pfspamd [from pkgsrc?]
or other /usr-located programs are needed by pf.
2. Should it be modified to abort the boot if the firewall
rules can't be loaded (a la rc.d/ipfilter) ?
[The rationale for this behaviour can be found
in the mailing list archives; exactly when I can't recall].
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