Activate FreeBSD ipfw without recompiling the kernel

This has been bugging me quite a bit, i used to recompile the kernel every time just to add ipfw support.

In FreeBSD 10, you can do it without rebuilding the kernel:

net.inet.ip.fw.default_to_accept=”1″
ipfw_load=”YES”

Add the above to /boot/loader.conf – create the file if it’s not already there.

Reboot and you’re good to go!

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