I need to add a rule (allow any to any port 22) to my firewall, so that I can ssh remotely into my machine.

I have had a look in the SCO OSR600 Documentation and I cannot find anything in there.


I have managed to enable ipfstat:

#ipfstat enable

And now my firewall is active, I just need to add rules now.

But where do I find the rules text file?

  • I am currently looking for the ipf config file, but can't find it.
    – Kevdog777
    Jul 26, 2012 at 12:45

2 Answers 2


Probably the rule, should be:

pass  in   quick proto tcp  from any  to any port = 22 keep state 
pass  out  quick proto tcp  from any  to any port = 22 keep state

in /etc/ipf.conf

  • Do you think I should try the same but for like port 80 and 81 as well? Or is that already included (default)? - I haven't tried adding the rules, just got into work now.
    – Kevdog777
    Jul 30, 2012 at 7:40
  • I just tried going in to the /etc/ipf.conf file, and it says it is a new file. I did this in both my user and root profile.
    – Kevdog777
    Jul 30, 2012 at 7:49
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    AWESOME, thank you, it has worked ... FINALLY!!!
    – Kevdog777
    Jul 30, 2012 at 8:11
  • I think that you, like me in the past, need a firewall editor. I suggest you to use fwbuilder fwbuilder.org
    – tombolinux
    Jul 31, 2012 at 16:18
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    fwbuilder is a gui client for windows or linux. It helps you to generate the configuration for your firewall, then you can upload it to your server via sftp.
    – tombolinux
    Aug 1, 2012 at 9:30

Would think you add them the same as you would with iptables. Here is a quick doc on IPF though. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/firewalls-ipf.html

  • Thank you for your answer, but that site is for FreeBSD, and OK it might help a bit, but reading through that gave me a headache in the first place.
    – Kevdog777
    Jul 30, 2012 at 7:57

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