** firewall software for FreeBSD 6.2 amd64 **
me at benschumacher.com
Mon Mar 31 08:59:52 PDT 2008
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 8:58 AM, David <drywash47 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What is the most popular firewall software to run on a
> stand-alone FreeBSD 6.2 amd64 server which can
> restrict total bandwidth out of a machine and possibly
> further limit bandwidth on a few domains names
> Is anything more mainstream or more popular then: ipfw
As a matter of personal preference I use OpenBSD's pf on FreeBSD. I
find it a little more intuitive and flexible than ipfw, although I
haven't used ipfw for years so thinks could be very different these
days. Combined with ALTQ for traffic shaping, it's extremely flexible
and reliable. I've build several FreeBSD-based firewalls using it,
including one on a Soekris net4501 box that it used as a VPN-server
that is split between a trusted wired network and an open wireless
There are plenty of references on the web for configuration, including
some good examples in /usr/share/examples/pf.
For what it's worth, I don't think it's easy to quantify "more
mainstream or more popular".
Hope this helps.
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