wrelam at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 03:09:23 UTC 2012
Peter, thanks for your incredible detailed reply. That's exactly what I was
I figure I would download all of the OpenBSD code, but does anyone have
any pointers as to what parts of OpenBSD have the pf code? I suppose I
could e-mail the original PF list to figure that out though.
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:36 PM, Greg Hennessy <Greg.Hennessy at nviz.net>wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> That doesn't sound unreasonable, bearing in mind how much we all $ENJOY
> using the operating system precisely because the interfaces are defined and
> stable between major releases.
> I would not have expected PF 4.7 and above to be backported.
> Reading between the lines of earlier posts I was getting the impression
> that in case of PF it had been decided to set the 4.5 version of PF in
> stone for now and ever more in FreeBSD.
> Could be the wrong end of the stick on my part though.
> From: owner-freebsd-pf at freebsd.org [owner-freebsd-pf at freebsd.org] On
> Behalf Of Peter Jeremy [peterjeremy at acm.org]
> Sent: 27 January 2012 10:55
> To: Walt Elam
> Cc: freebsd-pf at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Getting Involved
> The whole problem is that the new syntax is not backward compatible
> with the old syntax. There has recently been a fairly long thread in
> -hackers discussing (in part) the need for long-term stability of
> interfaces. The FreeBSD Project offers interface stability within
> major versions, therefore an incompatible change in PF syntax could
> not be introduced into any FreeBSD-9 or earlier branch.
> It would seem a reasonable goal to port pf 4.7 (or later) into -current
> so it will form part of 10.x but I can't see it appearing in 9.x.
> Peter Jeremy
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