First time gateway/router

Pavel Jordák pavel.jordak at
Sun Aug 28 08:38:52 GMT 2005

On 26 Srpen 2005, 17:24, Jason Morgan napsal(a):
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 08:03:48AM -0700, Derrill Guilbert wrote:
>> Is there a walkthrough or something online to teach me how to make a
>> freebsd box into a gateway/firewall? I've not ever run a FreeBSD box
>> that wasn't already behind some other kind of firewall, and don't want
>> to screw it up.
> The Handbook is your friend :)
> Gateway:
> Firewalls (I use IPFW, but I hear PF rocks):

Hi, friends, my personally experience:

I don't think, IPFW is bad - it is very good, mature, strong..., but:

I really enjoyed, when the OpenBSD's PF has been integrated into 5.x. I
find the PF much simplier for a newbie (like I was too the time, I tried
to configure my first firewall on FreeBSD - done with IPFW on 4.x, since
then all others with PF on 5.x ;-)

The OpenBSD PF documentation at is
excellent, gives advices and examplas and fits for FreeBSD as well.

Pavel Jordak
ANF DATA, Prague.

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