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10.3: Personal ipfw firewall configuration startup items fix
Authored by: klui on Nov 06, '03 05:41:23PM

While I'm not running Panther, you should look at what Panther's IP Firewall's extension requires and use the same thing for your ipfw StartupParameters.plist. For Jaguar, it requires Network and Provides NetworkExtensions under /System/Library/StartupItems/NetworkExtensions.

My setup under Jag is I allow NetworkExtensions and piggyback off the default ipfw rules.



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10.3: Personal ipfw firewall configuration startup items fix
Authored by: bluehz on Nov 06, '03 07:42:19PM

My startup IPFW firewall starts up just fine - it actually appears about halfway through the startup process. I know its MY IFPW startup as I have custom text that is displayed. So my IPFW firewall starts and the startup screen continues, and almost at the end I see "Waiting for firewall extension..." (I think thats it), which rather confuses me. I obvisouly don't have the Apple PrefPane Firewall setup since I use my own IPFW firewall - so what is this "Waiting..." that appears later. It usually pauses the startup process by about 20 secs or so - I would really liketo disable if if possible.



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10.3: Personal ipfw firewall configuration startup items fix
Authored by: kirbysdl on Dec 14, '03 09:08:08PM
This is actually not a problem. My scripts say the same thing, but try doing a
sudo ipfw -q /etc/ipfw.cfg
(or whatever your config file is). You'll find that your machine sits and spins for a while as it figures out your ruleset. The service starter is actually doing us a favor by letting us know it's working instead of stalled.

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