pf(4) status in 7.0-R

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at
Wed Jun 6 11:50:13 UTC 2007

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Max Laier wrote:

> On Wednesday 06 June 2007, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>> Max Laier <max at> writes:
>>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at> writes:
>>>> Max Laier <max at> writes:
>>>>> Anything else?
>>>> ftp-proxy(8) and tftp-proxy(8) would be nice...
>>> ... I'm at it.  Could you maybe lend a hand with importing
>>> libevent[1] which is a requirement for ftp-proxy now?  It should make
>>> a good addition to base anyhow - as a convenient (and portable)
>>> interface to kqueue.
>> Convenient and portable, but buggy as hell - we used it in Varnish to
>> begin with but had to ditch it due to a combination of design flaws and
>> bugs.  It also suffers from creeping featuritis - the latest version
>> includes a DNS resolver and a full HTTP implementation...  it's only a
>> matter of time before it grows a lisp interpreter and a mail reader.
> hmmm ... okay, didn't know that.  But what do you suggest as an
> alternative?  I certainly won't reinvent the wheel for the libevent calls
> in ftp-proxy.  Importing libevent code private to ftp-proxy seems equally
> wrong.  So the alternatives - to me at least - are either importing
> libevent or leaveing ftp-proxy in ports.  Pick your poison.


Bjoern A. Zeeb				bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT

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