firewall on FreeBSD

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Sat Jun 25 13:04:15 GMT 2005

On Saturday 25 June 2005 05:19 am, Erik Nørgaard wrote:
> mess-mate wrote:
> > I've a firewall/router/proxy with openbsd and think to replace it
> > with freebsd 5.4
> > Do you mean freebsd's PF don't support the 'quick' keyword ??
> > Thought PF on freebsd and openbsd was identical, isn't ?
> It's a port, pf on FBSD 5.4 is the same as pf on OBSD 3.6, AFAIK. So
> if your OBSD is the latest or updated after 3.6, then you might have
> functionalities not supported yet on FBSD.
> The basic stuff is all the same, I don't think anyone could survive
> without 'quick', just as 'pass' and 'block' are supported on both
> platforms :-)
> Cheers, Erik

Minor correction:  pf is built into the kernel by default in FreeBSD 
5.4.  I think this started with FreeBSD 5.3.  It may still be in the 
ports system; but that would be for use in FreeBSD 4* and earlier 
versions of 5*.

Have a great weekend!

Andrew Gould

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