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

Franco Fichtner franco at lastsummer.de
Sun Jul 20 15:38:33 UTC 2014

On 20 Jul 2014, at 15:39, Mike. <the.lists at mgm51.com> wrote:

> imho, the root problem here is that an effort to implement a single
> feature improvement (multi-threading) has caused the FreeBSD version
> of pf to apparently reach a near-unmaintainable position in the
> FreeBSD community because improvements from OpenBSD can no longer be
> ported over easily.   FreeBSD's pf has been put in a virtual
> isolation chamber due to the multi-threaded enhancement.
> Was it worth it?

Yes.  This happened *three times* in BSD land now.  How much more
proof does it take to make that clear?

FWIW, I'm still volunteering, but I think the direction this
discussion is going is that there is no clear direction, which makes
this a tad less effective than it could be.  ;)


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