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Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 04, '03 06:35:36PM


Read my post a few minutes ago about drop vs deny.. they're the same thing. Whichever one you right, they come out as "deny".. the man page for ipfw says so, too.

Rule 65535 is compiled into the kernel by default... think about it this way, if you don't configure your firewall, it's still enabled and running-- so rule 65535 means that every packet will pass through unless you say otherwise.

Rule 65535 has a non-zero count because packets go through your system (especially on the loopback interface) before you load your firewall rules.. if you want to zero it out, go to Terminal and type "ipfw zero 65535".

Hope that helps!

Best of luck,

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