[OpenIndiana-discuss] Anybody using ipf.conf without a comment line?

Gary Mills gary_mills at fastmail.fm
Mon Mar 24 15:34:00 UTC 2014

I'm looking at illumos bug 3617 `ipf.conf requires a comment on the
first line to work', here:


I'm unable to reproduce the problem, using a group of valid ipf
statements either by themself or preceeded by a comment line or an
empty line.  In all cases, ipf parses them without error.

The only way I could cause the error cited was with an ipf.conf that
contained only an empty line, like this:

    $ touch /tmp/ipf4.conf
    $ /usr/sbin/ipf -n -d -f /tmp/ipf4.conf
    $ print $?                                          
    $ echo "" > /tmp/ipf5.conf
    $ /usr/sbin/ipf -n -d -f /tmp/ipf5.conf
    syntax error error at "", line 1
    $ print $?                             

I'm wondering if the original cause was misinterpreted?  Maybe this
bug report should be closed.

-Gary Mills-		-refurb-		-Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-

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