perikillo perikillo at
Tue Apr 29 16:51:30 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:

> Doug Hardie wrote:
> > FreeBSD supports 3 firewalls:  IPF, IPFW, and PF.  Some time ago
> > (perhaps years) I seem to recall some discussion that one or more of those
> > was better maintained and higher quality than the others.  I don't see any
> > indications of this in the handbook.  Several years ago I needed to do
> > traffic shaping and used IPFW with dummynet.  It worked but the need
> > eventually went away.  More recently I needed to incorporate spamd which
> > defaults to PF so I used that.  However, now I am back to needing traffic
> > shaping again.  I suspect trying to use both PF and IPFW simultaneously will
> > not be a good approach.  In addition, there now are instructions for using
> > spamd with IPFW so it appears that either PF or IPFW will do what I need.
> >  Is there any additional information available to assist in selecting
> > between those?  Thanks.
> >
> As I understand it pf is often found to be easiest to use and has lots of
> features like altq and os fingerprinting but is quite a bit slower than
> ipfw.
> --
> Bruce
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 Reading this post, i have some doubt, how is IPFW support for VoIP packets,
can do traffic shaping?, i read that PF can do that, I'm right?


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