Most wanted packet filter

Kövesdán Gábor gabor.kovesdan at
Wed Jul 20 12:32:14 GMT 2005

Roger Grosswiler wrote:

>i would like to know, which "firewall" is most wanted under freebsd. is it
>ipfw or is it ipf?
>i imagine, both have their advantages, but i would like to try first the
>most used because of support - poor rookie, i :-D
Don't forget about the third one, called pf. ;)
It's a hard question. What does matter is which of them is best the *for 
You*. As for me I use ipf and ipfw together. I think ipf is very easy to 
configure but ipfw has more sophisticated features, for instance it can 
be used for bandwith controlling via dummynet facility. As for pf, I 
don't know it.


Gábor Kövesdán

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