IPFS(1M) Maintenance Commands IPFS(1M)


NAME


ipfs - saves and restores information for NAT and state tables

SYNOPSIS


ipfs [-G | -z zonename] [-nv] -l


ipfs [-G | -z zonename] [-nv] -u


ipfs [-G | -z zonename] [-nv] [-d dirname] -R


ipfs [-G | -z zonename] [-nv] [-d dirname] -W


ipfs [-G | -z zonename] [-nNSv] [-f filename] -r


ipfs [-G | -z zonename] [-nNSv] [-f filename] -w


ipfs [-G | -z zonename] [-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.


-z zonename
Operate on the in-zone state information for the specified zone. If
neither this option nor -G is specified, the current zone is used.
This command is only available in the Global Zone. See ZONES in
ipf(1m) for more information.


-G zonename
Operate on the global zone controlled state information for the
specified zone. If neither this option nor -z is specified, the
current zone is used. This command is only available in the Global
Zone. See ZONES in ipf(1m) for more information.


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 attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


ipf(1M), ipmon(1M), ipnat(1M), attributes(5), zones(5)

DIAGNOSTICS


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


Fragment table information is currently not saved.


October 30, 2013 IPFS(1M)