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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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