dan> I am using ipf with "pass out from any to any/pass out from any to
Unfortunately, I use ipfw/ip6fw so I don't know if my guesses are correct.
That rule only appears to handle outbound connections (therefore allowing
the sendmail client to open an outbound connection to the localhost
sendmail server). It does not allow for inbound connections (thereby
allowing the incoming connection). Perhaps what you need is also:
echo 'pass in quick on lo0' > /etc/ipf6.rules
echo 'pass out quick on lo0' >> /etc/ipf6.rules
ipf -6 -f /etc/ipf6.rules
Note the -6 for the IPv6 rules (which appear to be kept separate from the
Again, I'm just guessing at ipf usage but you get the idea (I hope).
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