Future of pf / firewall in FreeBSD ? - does it have one ?
kraduk at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 08:51:30 UTC 2014
Thats a terrible argument. What you are suggesting is there should never be
any kind of open discussion of ideas which is fundamental to opensource
On 20 July 2014 19:35, Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20 July 2014 21:12, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> > On Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:41:33 -0400, Alexander Kabaev wrote:
> > > It was stated repeatedly by multiple people that FreeBSD's network
> > > stack is way too different from OpenBSD, we support features
> > > OpenBSD doesn't and vice versa, vimage is a good example, which throws
> > > giant wrench into the plan of following OpenBSD 'as closely as
> > > possible', even as the expense of throwing away all of the SMP work
> > > done in pf to date.
> > The difference between FreeBSD's and OpenBSD's network stack
> > is also a problem that you can hardly compensate by maintaining
> > two versions of pf, one provided with the system, one available
> > via ports (as FreeBSD 10 did with unbound / bind), and you also
> > would have to decide which version ("old" or "new") goes with
> > the OS and which comes from ports. Of course following a "moving
> > target" is much easier to do with ports (higher frequency of
> > changes is possible) than with an OS component, and I should
> > emphasize OS _core_ component, as pf is _very_ tightly integrated
> > with kernel and OS mechanisms.
> > Learning a new syntax is the smallest problem here, and BSD folks
> > (as UNIX people in general) have a great reputation of being able
> > to learn new things, evaluate them, and use them as needed, in
> > comparison to those poor guys over in MICROS~1 land... ;-)
> So to summarize (probably):
> Someone needs to decide whether or not they want FreeBSD or OpenBSD when it
> comes to PF.
> It's a simple decision to make:)
> You draw a two-column table with FreeBSD and OpenBSD on each one, do your
> analysis and decide where to pledge your allegiance.
> Debate CLOSED!
> Best regards,
> Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
> "I can't hear you -- I'm using the scrambler."
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