On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 22:38:48 -0700, Dave Warren
<maillist at devilsplayground dot net> wrote:
> I happened to connect a monitor to my m0n0wall console today, saw "IP
> Firewall Unloaded" on the screen under the menu.
> What exactly does that mean?
ipfw, built as a kernel module, is unloaded if traffic shaper isn't
being used (iirc...). ipfw is only used for traffic shaping.
ipfilter, what's used for actual firewalling, is built into the kernel
and can't be unloaded.