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Old 05-07-2013, 06:05 AM   #1
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PF reload


Hi all
Is it necessary to reload PF after each change done by pfcl?

Thanks
 
Old 05-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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I think there's a bit of confusion going on here. The general workflow is:

1) Edit /etc/pf.conf
2) Update the running config: pfctl -f /etc/pf.conf

What do you mean by "reload"? pfctl -f? If that's it, yes, you should reload after editing /etc/pf.conf to your liking.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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Suppose that I change pf.conf using pfctl. e.g.
Code:
echo "pass in proto tcp from x.y.z.w to any port 22" | pfctl -a ANCHOR_NAME -f -
Is it necessary to do
Code:
pfctl -f /etc/pf.conf
? or something like that to apply the changes?
 
Old 05-09-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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Magic 8 ball says:

Quote:
# pfctl -s Anchors
test
# pfctl -a test -sr
#
# echo "pass" | pfctl -a test -f -
# pfctl -a test -sr
pass all flags S/SA
"It does not appear so"

Minor nit: 'echo "pass" > pfctl -a ANCHOR -f -' does NOT modify /etc/pf.conf in any way. pf != iptables.

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