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

Peter N. M. Hansteen peter at bsdly.net
Wed Jul 30 19:17:46 UTC 2014

Da Rock <freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au> writes:

> Jumping in to this little fray... you're exactly right. But the handbook 
> for pf says to go to openbsd for "better" info on how to setup pf, which 
> then has instructions using a syntax that doesn't exist on FreeBSD. This 
> is not just about google searches - although users end up going there 
> because of the syntax issues.

That was the case for a long time, but fortunately if you take a peek
at http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/firewalls-pf.html
now, it has a lot more text than it used to (based on my pf tutorial,
but extensively massaged by others) and an explicit warning on top
about the syntax differences.

- Peter
Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
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