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Plugin: freebsd.plugin Module: ipfw


Collect information about FreeBSD firewall.

The plugin uses RAW socket to communicate with kernel and collect data.

This collector is supported on all platforms.

This collector supports collecting metrics from multiple instances of this integration, including remote instances.

Default Behavior


This integration doesn’t support auto-detection.


The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.

Performance Impact

The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.



No action required.



The configuration file name for this integration is netdata.conf. Configuration for this specific integration is located in the [plugin:freebsd:ipfw] section within that file.

The file format is a modified INI syntax. The general structure is:

    option1 = some value
    option2 = some other value

    option3 = some third value

You can edit the configuration file using the edit-config script from the Netdata config directory.

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config netdata.conf


Name Description Default Required
counters for static rules Enable or disable counters for static rules metric. yes no
number of dynamic rules Enable or disable number of dynamic rules metric. yes no
allocated memory Enable or disable allocated memory metric. yes no


There are no configuration examples.


Metrics grouped by scope.

The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.

Per ipfw instance

Theese metrics show FreeBSD firewall statistics.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
ipfw.mem dynamic, static bytes
ipfw.packets a dimension per static rule packets/s
ipfw.bytes a dimension per static rule bytes/s
ipfw.active a dimension per dynamic rule rules
ipfw.expired a dimension per dynamic rule rules


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.

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