MikeL's FreeBSD howto - building a kernel
This is a simple reminder of how to setup a new system to be a
firewall. The intent is not to cover everything in detail, merely to
point you to each of the tasks that must be performed.
The manual for this process is: FreeBSD.org, Handbook ch. 5.
- If you don't already have the system source (meaning you installed
"minimal" or "x-user") you'll have to get it. Use
/stand/sysinstall, "Custom", "Distributions",
"Custom", "Src", "sys". I also got "include" and "lib", I don't
know if they're also needed, I just assumed so.
- First time only!:
cp GENERIC your-kernel-file
By tradition, this file should be the hostname of this system in
- edit your-kernel-file
- First time only!: In another console, use
more' to list the startup messages. For all devices that
show up with a "not found" sort of error message, find the
corresponding line in your-kernel-file, and comment it out.
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