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

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 31 13:41:59 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:02:22PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
D> Without diminishing your efforts so far, what do you think about 
D> pitching all efforts into IPFW to combine effort and reduce overhead of 
D> maintaining separate firewalls in the core? Is there an advantage to 
D> having our own pf?

Is there any disadvantage keeping it? It is a plugin. It is optional
and loadable. I removed most additions to the network stack that live
outside netpfil/pf.

Some people like it and use it.

It is also the only tool to configure ALTQ now.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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