New preview patch for ipfw to pfil_hooks conversion

Andre Oppermann andre at
Wed Jun 23 03:56:45 PDT 2004

Ian FREISLICH wrote:
> Julian Elischer wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Ian FREISLICH wrote:
> > > Andre Oppermann wrote:
> > > > Here is the next preview patch for the ipfw to pfil_hooks conversion:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > This patch significantly cleans up ip_input.c and ip_output.c.
> > >
> > > Now that you're actively working on that part of the source, would
> > > it be possible to take a look?  I would also be happy to create a
> > > new patch to fix this problem against ipfw with pfilhooks if that's
> > > what it's going to take to get a fix committed.
> > >
> >
> > hmmm I guess the pathc should be pointed out to luigi or an ipfw
> > person..
> > it's probably not that you're being ignored it's probably that no-one
> > who has his fingers in ipfw noticed it..
> I've mailed Luigi.  I've mailed the patch to current (once) and
> ipfw (twice).  I submitted the PR on Max Laier's request 'so it
> wouldn't get lost'.  I then drew ipfw's attention to the PR at least
> twice with a couple of weeks break in between.  It's been mailed
> to ipfw weekly since 2004/03/14 in the 'Current problem reports
> assigned to you' from the FreeBSD bugmaster.  I even mentioned this
> to my friend Mark Murray who said that he'll mention it to Luigi
> over beer.  Still nothing until now (I don't know if the beer
> happened though) and I suspect that it might make Andre's life a
> little harder because I don't know how neatly it will fit in with
> what he's doing.
> I guess I don't really mind if the patch isn't used, but some
> feedback would be nice: 'It can't be used because your coding style
> sucks' or 'the packet should be reinjected into the firewall in
> such and such a way'.
> I know this is a volunteer project.  It's a great project that I
> want to contribute back to.  I know that keeping private patches
> will prevent me from tracking CURRENT or STABLE at some stage.
> I know this is a bit emotional: it's just been a bit of a frustrating
> experience because the committers keep on say 'we don't always have
> the time to fix every little nit, but help us out and send some
> patches'.  Well, here are some patches.  I know that patches and
> other contributions have just been ignored in the past (just look
> at the PR database as an example - its full of untapped patches and
> fixes) and its a real turn-off.
> My thanks go to Andre for picking up the ball.

Since I am rewriting that part of ipfw anyway for the conversion to
pfil_hooks I am including a proper working 'tee' right away.


> I'm not sure responses to this should be cross-posted to freebsd-net.
> Ian
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