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ipfs


NAME
     ipfs - saves and restores  information  for  NAT  and  state
     tables

SYNOPSIS
     ipfs [-nv] -l

     ipfs [-nv] -u

     ipfs [-nv] [-d dirname] -R

     ipfs [-nv] [-d dirname] -W

     ipfs [-nNSv] [-f filename] -r

     ipfs [-nNSv] [-f filename] -w

     ipfs [-nNSv] -f filename -i <if1>,<if2>

DESCRIPTION
     The ipfs utility enables the  saving  of  state  information
     across  reboots.  Specifically,  the  utility  allows  state
     information created for NAT entries and  rules  using  "keep
     state"  to be locked (modification prevented) and then saved
     to disk. Then, after a reboot, that information is restored.
     The  result of this state-saving is that connections are not
     interrupted.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported:

     -d

         Change the default directory used with -R and -W options
         for saving state information.



     -n

         Do not take any action  that  would  affect  information
         stored in the kernel or on disk.



     -v

         Provides a verbose description of ipfs activities.




     -N

         Operate on NAT information.



     -S

         Operate on filtering state information.



     -u

         Unlock state tables in the kernel.



     -l

         Lock state tables in the kernel.



     -r

         Read information in from the specified file and load  it
         into  the kernel. This requires the state tables to have
         already been locked and does not change  the  lock  once
         complete.



     -w

         Write information out to the specified file and from the
         kernel.  This  requires the state tables to have already
         been locked and does not change the lock once complete.



     -R

         Restores all saved state information, if any,  from  two
         files,   ipstate.ipf   and   ipnat.ipf,  stored  in  the
         /var/db/ipf directory. This  directory  can  be  changed
         with  the  -d option. The state tables are locked at the
         beginning of this operation and unlocked once complete.




     -W

         Saves in-kernel state information, if any,  out  to  two
         files,   ipstate.ipf   and   ipnat.ipf,  stored  in  the
         /var/db/ipf directory. This  directory  can  be  changed
         with  the  -d option. The state tables are locked at the
         beginning of this operation and unlocked once complete.



FILES
       o  /var/db/ipf/ipstate.ipf

       o  /var/db/ipf/ipnat.ipf

       o  /dev/ipl

       o  /dev/ipstate

       o  /dev/ipnat


ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWipfu                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Evolving                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     ipf(1M), ipmon(1M), ipnat(1M), attributes(5)

NOTES
     To view license terms, attribution,  and  copyright  for  IP
     Filter,  the  default path is /usr/lib/ipf/IPFILTER.LICENCE.
     If the Solaris operating environment has been installed any-
     where  other  than  the  default,  modify  the given path to
     access the file at the installed location.

DIAGNOSTICS
     Arguably, the -W and -R operations should  set  the  locking
     and,  rather  than undo it, restore it to what it was previ-
     ously.

     Fragment table information is currently not saved.


Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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