Realtek integrated nic problem

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
Sun Sep 25 06:46:37 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 03:32:36AM -0300, Nenhum_de_Nos wrote:
> On Sat, September 24, 2011 22:12, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> > Surely this is something to take up with the pfsense team?
> about the compiling issue yes, but yet the info about the if_re.ko is of
> great value here :)
> as Jeremy said, the maintainer would be the best person to answer this :)

I believe Adrian's point (and it's 100% valid) is that for pfSense
issues you really need to bring them up with the pfSense folks.  We all
recognise pfSense is based on FreeBSD, but it's a fairly customised

Point is that mailing a FreeBSD list about issues centralised to pfSense
isn't the best choice; for example, you wouldn't mail the lkml list
about an issue with Red Hat.  You have to bring these issues to the
distributor's attention first.

The other benefit is that by bringing it to the pfSense folks'
attention, it may be possible to get a patch or updated driver brought
in to the pfSense tree, which could fix the problem for future users.

The FreeBSD mailing lists, generally speaking, have no idea what the
state of things is with pfSense.  For example *I* have no idea what
FreeBSD version they use, what custom modifications they have in place,
etc..  I follow FreeBSD, I don't follow pfSense.  :-)

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