2 quick firewall questions for FreBSD

Thomas Foster tbonius at comcast.net
Sat Jan 29 14:31:38 PST 2005

For FreeBSD.. I highly recommend PF


Hope this helps

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Firman" <andy at firman.us>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 1:50 PM
Subject: 2 quick firewall questions for FreBSD

> First, if one were to deploy FreeBSD 5.3 as a standard
> web and email server, would it need a firewall?
> I don't see the point because only ports like 25 for
> smtp, 110 for pop, 80 for http, etc... will be listening
> and open for connections with or without a firewall.
> Second, I would like to replace my Linux gateway running
> Shorewall.  Shorewall is a nice package for managing the
> netfilter firewall capabilities of the Linux kernel.
> Is there something similar for FreeBSD?
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