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Date:      Tue, 30 Dec 2003 23:59:13 -0800
From:      Will Prater <lists-wp@mercurycloud.net>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ipf / pf availability in 4.9
Message-ID:  <394F2972-3B67-11D8-98F0-000A95DBBE34@mercurycloud.net>
In-Reply-To: <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGIEJAFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
References:  <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGIEJAFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>

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Anyone know if there is a way to get PF to port to FreeBSD 4.9?

Thanks


On Dec 30, 2003, at 7:26 PM, fbsd_user wrote:

> PF has been just ported to FBSD. I don't know if ipf & pf have a
> common code background, but I do know pf & ipf have totally
> different rule processing logic though the rules do look some what
> common. When it comes to using variables on the rule set, that is
> just the normal function of shell processing. Ipfw, ipf, and pf can
> all be buried inside of an shell script and perform variable
> substitution.
> In FBSD the rc.conf statement for pointing to the directory location
> of the ipf rules can not process a script. You just point that
> rc.conf statement to an empty file just to get the system up. Then
> you have script in the startup application directory that executes
> to load the ipf rules.  Works great.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of
> j.l@telus.net
> Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:35 PM
> To: questions@FreeBSD.org
> Subject: ipf / pf
>
> Hi,
>
> Here's a question that might seem trivial:
>
> What's the relationship between the freebsd ipf and the openbsd pf?
> Are they
> the same thing, or are they separately developed branches of a
> common
> codebase?  Or maybe they are totally different.  I ask this because
> I was
> looking around for guides for ipf.rules, and some of the openbsd pf
> examples
> look similar, but some command syntax are different.  The openbsd
> pf.conf
> example had the ability to define variables of ip addresses,
> interface names,
> etc, but it doesn't seem to work with ipf.rules.  Is there any way
> to define
> variables in ipf.rules?
>
> please cc me in your responses cause I'm not subscribed to the list
>
> thanks so much
> jonathan
>
>
>
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--will



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