traffic normalizer for ipfw?

Darren Reed avalon at
Thu Feb 19 15:16:02 PST 2004

In some mail from Bruce M Simpson, sie said:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 01:02:16PM -0800, Dorin H wrote:
> >   Is there some way to configure ipfw to do traffic
> > normalizing ("scrubbing", as in ipf for OpenBSD)? Is
> > there any tool to do it for FreeBSD firewalling? 
> > I've heard that ipf was ported on current, anything
> > else?

You mean pf, not ipf..

normalizing is over rated as a firewall feature - it's really
something that belongs in IDS software.

> We're looking at bringing pf into the tree.

For what benefit you have to wonder...

> One of the things on my
> unofficial (some would say a work of pure fiction) is to look at
> something for KaZaA filtering on BSD...

which pf won't do (so in that sense, it is pure fiction :)


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