Subject: Re: pf doesn't start normally anymore
To: None <>
From: Peter Postma <>
List: tech-security
Date: 08/11/2005 19:28:59
On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 07:12:43PM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 07:07:10PM +0200, Peter Postma wrote:
> > So, we should start pf after the network is up, then everything should
> > be fine. Please try the attached patch.
> that's fundamentally wrong approach, though.  starting packet filter
> after the network is up leaves window for possible attacks from the
> network.

Which is perhaps ~ 1 or 2 seconds and even then there are no networked
daemons up. I think this is a bit exaggerated to take into account.

Peter Postma