Custom kernel for NAT and PF ?

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Sat May 14 04:34:10 UTC 2016

On 14/05/2016 04:40, Doug McIntyre wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 02:04:55PM +0930, Shane Ambler wrote:
>>> Now you only need to compile a custom kernel if you want to use newer
>> features.
> ...
> Unfortunately, I have two situations where that isn't true.
> For the first, I wish that just loading the PPS drivers enabled the
> PPS_SYNC option in the kernel, but it doesn't seem to. (if there is
> a way to enable 'option PPS_SYNC' with a generic kernel I'd like to know,
> but my experients didn't lead me that working. I still have to compile
> the kernel for my GPS connected NTP servers. Which makes me wonder why
> the PPS drivers are a kernel loadable object.

I would report that as a bug and see if it can be improved.

> The second is that the username handling is still limited to 32-bytes,
> which really cramps my logins for 'billyjoebobuser at'
> so I have to build a custom kernel with longer usernames patched for
> the systems that need to deal with system logins like that.

While I don't have that issue, it does sound like an old time
limitation that should be considered for rework. Maybe it could be
made into an adjustable sysctl.

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Shane Ambler

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