pf on FreeBSD 4,5,6,etc ;)

Max Laier max at
Mon Nov 22 17:27:55 PST 2004

On Tuesday 23 November 2004 02:10, R. Tyler Ballance wrote:
> Howdy there,
> I'm slightly curious about running packet filter on FreeBSD
> 4.10-RELEASE.
> Now, before I get flamed about just upgrading to 5.3-STABLE, let me just
> say that, that won't be happening until the uniprocessor performance
> improves (but that's another can 'o' beans)
> Anyways, I'm developing an application for my university (Texas A&M),
> and I can support packet filter on NetBSD-current, and OpenBSD 3.5,6,
> but I'm a bigger fan of FreeBSD, not to mention, the university runs
> it's main firewalls on Drawbridge ( on
> FreeBSD 4.xx-STABLE.
> It'd be much easier to convince them to switch the internal bridges from
> slackware to FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE than FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE ;)
> Can it be done, or am I barking up the wrong tree?

There is pf in KAME and it should be able to get it out of the KAME snapshots. 
I, myself, don't use 4.x and rather work on improving 5/6 ...

It can be done. KAME should be a good starting point. I'd be happy to see 
it. ... BUT I won't do it.

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