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 From:  Dave Warren <maillist at devilsplayground dot net>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  Monowall Mailing List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] IP Firewall Unloaded
 Date:  Mon, 20 Dec 2004 01:02:02 -0700
Chris Buechler 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.
Interesting.  The weird part is that nobody was touching m0n0wall at the 
time -- I'm the only one with the password, I'd just rebooted m0n0wall 
remotely about an hour earlier and hadn't had a chance to play with 
m0n0wall yet.

>ipfilter, what's used for actual firewalling, is built into the kernel
>and can't be unloaded.
Yeah, I knew that...