[Fwd: Re: Most wanted packet filter]

Roger Grosswiler roger at gwch.net
Wed Jul 20 12:37:41 GMT 2005

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Betreff: Re: Most wanted packet filter
Von:     "Roger Grosswiler" <roger at gwch.net>
Datum:   Mi, 20.07.2005, 14:36
An:      Kövesdán Gábor <gabor.kovesdan at t-hosting.hu>

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Gábor Kövesdán
Thanks Gabor,

I thought so. What i read, i should prefer ipf. What i also would like to
know, whether there someting, the freebsd-world calls "standard"? I mean,
the title of this list is freebsd-ipfw ;-)


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