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Date:      Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:41:47 +0400
From:      Gleb Smirnoff <glebius@FreeBSD.org>
To:        Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
Cc:        "Mike." <the.lists@mgm51.com>, freebsd-current@freebsd.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Future of pf / firewall in FreeBSD ? - does it have one ?
Message-ID:  <20140731134147.GH2402@glebius.int.ru>
In-Reply-To: <53DA304E.6020105@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
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On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:02:22PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
D> Without diminishing your efforts so far, what do you think about 
D> pitching all efforts into IPFW to combine effort and reduce overhead of 
D> maintaining separate firewalls in the core? Is there an advantage to 
D> having our own pf?

Is there any disadvantage keeping it? It is a plugin. It is optional
and loadable. I removed most additions to the network stack that live
outside netpfil/pf.

Some people like it and use it.

It is also the only tool to configure ALTQ now.

-- 
Totus tuus, Glebius.



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