A stateful firewall program, common on BSD systems and also available on others.

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Redirecting to transparent proxy using PF on Mac OS X

I am currently trying to run rtmpsuck which is a transparent proxy on Mac OS X, however it doesn't seem there has been much luck getting it to work in the past. In the README it suggests to use ipfw ...
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how to access a range of public IPs only through a VPN?

For security reasons, I am not supposed to access an otherwise public IP range unless a VPN is up. However, if my VPN is down, my system routes to the IP anyway, which is a breach of my obligations. ...
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Configure Packet Filter with white-list and black-list

I’m trying to configure Packet Filter on a FreeBSD server with a black-list of addresses/networks to block and a white-list of trusted users which cannot be blocked (black-listed). Here is my first ...
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OpenBSD pf Egress Filtering

I am attempting to build a simple pf.conf which includes NAT allowing traffic out of the network from all systems on a select series of ports. In my basic configuration I have an internal server that ...
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Packet filter logging [currently with tcpdump in background as root]

I am running OS X Mavericks and use the "packet filter" firewall. However, it seems that "pflogd" is not available. I found that you can create an interface named pflog0 and then use tcpdump to see ...
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OS X: From ipfw to pfctl - Forward port 80 and 443

I found a way to forward ports 80 and 443 to other arbitrary ports (3000 and 3001 in my case) using ipfw. But ipfw is deprecated and replaced by pfctl. Here are my ipfw declarations: sudo ipfw flush ...
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pf.conf errors on Mac OS 10.7.4

I have been trying to configure my pf.conf for a while now - I am having so much trouble and it won't load because of the order. I have switched the order around a lot and looked to example files for ...
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How to open a server port outside of an OpenVPN tunnel with a pf firewall on OSX (BSD)

I have a Mac mini that I use as a media server running XBMC and serves media from my NAS to my stereo and TV (which has been color calibrated with a Spyder3Express, happy). The Mac runs OSX 10.8.2 and ...
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Hints on diagnosing performance issue in OpenBSD firewall

My OpenBSD 4.6 pf firewall has started having really bad performance in the past few weeks. I've isolated the firewall (as opposed to the WAN connection, switch, cable, etc.) as the problem, but need ...