Converting from IPFW to IPFILTER
mark.r.cullen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 02:58:20 PDT 2005
Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2005, at 5:44 PM, Brian E. Conklin wrote:
>> I am getting ready to switch a FreeBSD 4.11 machine from IPFW to
>> IPFILTER for better FTP and NAT support.
> Hmm. Is there something natd doesn't handle for your case...?
>> I currently have IPFW compiled into the kernel.
>> Do I need to recompile a kernel without IPFW before I can enable
>> Can I just set IPFW to allow everything by default?
>> Thanks in advance for your advice.
You can have IPFW and IPF active at the same time, yes.
> If you're going to switch to using IPF, you might want to consider
> upgrading or reinstalling the OS to 5.4 instead of 4.11.
Are there any particular reasons why you suggest switching from 4.11 to
5.4 if going from IPFW to IPF? Because I have just converted from IPFW2
to IPF on 4.11-STABLE...
I did notice that IPF appears to be a rather old version. 3.something,
where the latest version of IPF is 4.something. Is this the reason?
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