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Bug 646 - IPFWADM fails when setting non-default rules
Summary: IPFWADM fails when setting non-default rules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 5.2
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1998-12-29 18:34 UTC by gnw
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-08 17:26:51 UTC

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Description gnw 1998-12-29 18:34:02 UTC
I've tried this with 3 different kernels, 2.0.34-36 and RH
dists 5.1 and 5.2 the problem persists.

entering: ipfwadm -F -p masq
works fine and masquerading is activated

entering something like:ipfwadm -F -i deny -S
will fail with: ipfwadm: setsockopt failed: Invalid argument

I have copiled a 2.0.35 kernel on an intel box and had no
trouble getting ipfwadm to work as expected.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1998-12-31 22:39:59 UTC
This may sound like a dumb question but do you have IP_Firewalling and
 IP_Masquerading enabled in you kernel config and properly recompiled
the kernel? The kernels ship with 5.2 may have these disabled by

Comment 2 gnw 1999-01-19 23:38:59 UTC
Yes, I have compiled in all the appropriate kernel parts.
the Masq, and forwarding are working perfectly except for the inability
to change the non-default rules.

Comment 3 David Lawrence 1999-04-08 17:26:59 UTC
Could not get this to fail on a test lab machine with a stock install
of 5.2

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