Future of pf / firewall in FreeBSD ? - does it have one ?

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com
Sat Jul 19 02:40:54 UTC 2014

On 7/18/2014 4:06 AM, Gleb Smirnoff wrote:
> K> b) We are a major release away from OpenBSD (5.6 coming soon) - is
> K> following OpenBSD's pf the past? - should it be?
> Following OpenBSD on features would be cool, but no bulk imports
> would be made again. Bulk imports produce bad quality of port,
> and also pf in OpenBSD has no multi thread support.

I would much rather have a slower pf that actually supports modern 
networking than a faster one I can't use due to showstopper flaws and 
missing features.

There is currently no viable firewall module for FreeBSD if you want to 
do things like route IPv6.

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