Looking for docs on installing pf with FreeBSD 5.2.1

stheg olloydson stheg_olloydson at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 17 16:49:37 PST 2005

it was said:


>I'm running FreeBSD 5.2.1, and can't seem to find any comprihensive
>on getting pf running on it.  I've followed what's in the handbook,
>the kernel config file doesn't recognize the device statements for pf.
>I really would like to avoid upgrading the system to 5.3+, if
>Any pointers?


In today's FBSD Stat Report, Max Laier said, in part:

>FreeBSD 5.3 is the first release to include PF. It went out okay, but
>   some bugs were discovered too late to make it on the CD. It is
>   recommend to update `src/sys/contrib/pf' to RELENG_5. The specific
>   issues addressed are:
>     * Possible NULL-deref with user/group rules.
>     * Crash with binat on dynamic interfaces.
>     * Silent dropping of IPv6 packets with option headers.
>     * Endless loops with `static-port' rules.

Because everything seems to be fine with my ruleset on 5.3p2, I won't
be moving to -STABLE, but I won't reformat my (currently mothballed) 
former OBSD firewall box for a while longer.



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