path: root/share/man/man5/pf.conf.5
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1 files changed, 27 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/share/man/man5/pf.conf.5 b/share/man/man5/pf.conf.5
index 00fbd4421e7f..7b97657d7d1c 100644
--- a/share/man/man5/pf.conf.5
+++ b/share/man/man5/pf.conf.5
@@ -1236,8 +1236,10 @@ below.
.Xr pf 4
has the ability to
.Ar block
.Ar pass
+.Ar match
packets based on attributes of their layer 3 (see
.Xr ip 4
@@ -1253,7 +1255,15 @@ assigned to queues for the purpose of bandwidth control.
For each packet processed by the packet filter, the filter rules are
evaluated in sequential order, from first to last.
-The last matching rule decides what action is taken.
+.Ar block
+.Ar pass
+, the last matching rule decides what action is taken.
+.Ar match
+, rules are evaulated every time they match; the pass/block state of a packet
+remains unchanged.
If no rule matches the packet, the default action is to pass
the packet.
@@ -1301,6 +1311,21 @@ packets that match explicit rules is specify a first filter rule of:
.Bd -literal -offset indent
block all
+.It Ar match
+The packet is matched.
+This mechanism is used to provide fine grained filtering without altering the
+block/pass state of a packet.
+.Ar match
+rules differ from
+.Ar block
+.Ar pass
+rules in that parameters are set every time a packet matches the rule, not only
+on the last matching rule.
+For the following parameters, this means that the parameter effectively becomes
+"sticky" until explicitly overridden:
+.Ar queue
.It Ar pass
The packet is passed;
state is created unless the