Upgrading FreeBSD to use the NEW pf syntax. (Copied from freebsd-pf)

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 21 07:47:59 UTC 2012


On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:33:11AM -0600, Chuck Burns wrote:
C> Why not release pf2 as a port?  Then those who want the new pf can use 
C> it, and those that want the old one can use it.
C> Or, another option is a knob USE_NEWPF during buildworld will build the 
C> new pf, otherwise it'd build the old, default one.
C> This way you can still introduce the change, but default to the old one 
C> for those of us who are too crusty to change. :)

Why not? The netpfil/ subdir in the source tree has enough space
for zillions of packet filters.

Just do the dirty coding job and post patches. If you see the point
in doing this, then you are the person to do.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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