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

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Sat Jul 26 17:46:53 UTC 2014

The flow in both directions has to include:

* better locking / parallelism
* virtualised forwarding support (ie, vimage)

If he's happy to include some stubs for that, then sure. I think both
dfbsd and freebsd can use the same pf.


On 26 July 2014 08:27, Mark Felder <feld at freebsd.org> wrote:
> We've already heard of Henning offering to help port a new pf but the olive branch has been extended even further. He responded to some comments of mine on twitter:
> @HenningBrauer: @rhymebyter @feldpos I offered help/advice to whomever seriously attempts to update pf in @dragonflybsd AND @freebsd.
> @HenningBrauer: @feldpos it takes someone in freebsd/netbsd/dragonfly to update their ancient pf versions, then code can flow bidirectional
> Technical hurdles aside, that sounds like the beginning of an OpenPf to me...
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