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Date:      Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:39:11 +0100
From:      krad <kraduk@gmail.com>
To:        Gleb Smirnoff <glebius@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-current@freebsd.org, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Future of pf / firewall in FreeBSD ? - does it have one ?
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I always found natting in ipfw rather awkward and harder than in pf.
Looking at the man page it doesnt seem to have changed. I should probably
give it another go though as it has been about 10 years now


On 31 July 2014 14:41, Gleb Smirnoff <glebius@freebsd.org> wrote:

> 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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