kern/167058: Ipfilter v4.1.28 nolonger supported in FreeBSD 9.0 & 8.2

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at
Wed Apr 18 21:29:25 UTC 2012

Remko Lodder wrote:
>> Did you even read the PR. version 5.1.1 is available.
>> What is untrue about that fact?
>> Who put you in charge of deciding what gets added to the "to do list" for release engineering?
> I read it. someone has to do the work, and obviously you are not going to do it.
> Since the main maintainer isn't active. This is not going to happen, so I decide
> to close the ticket.
> Thank you!
See you did not research enough into what is going on.
The ipfilter at mailing list has posts where the main 
maintainer Darren Reed writes he is creating a port of his new 5.1.1 
version for the Freebsd port system. Some contact from am official 
FreeBSD person may speed things along.

Saying the main maintainer isn't active is just not true. There have 
been other ipfilter releases between 4.1.28 and 5.1.1 which never made 
it into the Freebsd base system. I would think the procedure for 
inserting ipfilter into the base system would have been caned so it 
could be used to install new versions as they came along without 
reinventing the wheel each time.

Closing this bug report does not give anyone the opportunity to address 
this problem because they dont know a new ipfilter version is available 
and the release engineering team will never add it to their to-do list. 
I believe in shining the spot light on getting a more current version of 
ipfilter into the base release and the bug report is the only vehicle to 
accomplish this.

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