Re: ipf question
From: Rudolf Polzer (divzero_at_gmail.com)
To: email@example.com Date: 19 Jan 2005 18:36:50 GMT
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»Erick Mechler« <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> :: pass in quick on xl0 proto tcp/udp from any to any port 137 <> 139 keep
> :: state
> This line allows in all tcp and udp ports less than 137 and greater than
> 139, which is exactly what you don't want :) If you want to allow all
> ports 137-139 inclusive, you need to change it to
> ... port 136 >< 140 keep state
> The < and > operators are not inclusive.
I know it has been defined like that. But why?
Why wasn't an inclusive .. operator used? There must be a reason for this, but
which one is it?
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