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A fix for an advanced firewall settings issue on Server
Authored by: sheurich on Feb 15, '07 05:08:17AM
Actually, the poster is correct - Mac OS X Server uses IPFW2, but stores the rulesets in PLISTs located in /etc/ipfilter.

The ipfilter package you mention is not specific to Linux, but available for most UNIX systems, including Mac OS X. The fellow who wrote it, Darren Reed, now works for Sun, who includes ipfilter with Solaris 10 - http://blogs.sun.com/avalon/.

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A fix for an advanced firewall settings issue on Server
Authored by: mkluskens on May 12, '09 10:04:25AM

Absolutely correct, even in OS X 10.5.6 Server, the ipfw and ip6fw configuration files are stored in /etc/ipfilter.

Now configuring ip6fw rules, that's a problem as you have to do that yourself with some other tools, you can't just edit ip6fw.conf.apple as Server Admin overwrites that.



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