Ipfw+dummynet on Windows 10

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 13:43:45 UTC 2016

Srikanth Reddy wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 10:11 PM, Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au 
> <mailto:smithi at nimnet.asn.au>> wrote:
>     freebsd-ipfw at freebsd.org <mailto:freebsd-ipfw at freebsd.org>
> ​Hello All,
> We couldn't find the right piece of code to change to achieve Windows 10 
> compatibility of ipfw.
> Could any one of you can help us on ​this part?since we used ipfw in one 
> of my research project its very critical for us to achieve ipfw 
> compatibility on windows 10 as it was working fine in windows 7 machines 
> without any issues.we are Ok to pay some money ( if that is not going to 
> cost so much ) as you need to spend some effort to go though your code 
> again.
> Buts its our humble request to all of you.
> Thanks & Regards,
> Srikanth.

Hello Srikanth.

I think you are barking up the wrong tree here. What you need is a 
person who is experienced in win10 internals not Freebsd. Even though 
ipfw is maintained by the freebsd ipfw project does not mean freebsd had 
anything to do with making it able to run on win7. A win programmer took 
the open source ipfw code and made changes to it so it would run on win7.

You need to contact that win7 programmer who did that work and ask him 
it he is interested in upgrading his work for win10.

Some suggestions.

1. Submit a format proposal to the FreeBSD foundation to fund a project 
to perform the desired work. This option is going to take some time. 
Maybe up to a year.

2. Change your focuses from Freebsd to Microsoft. There are win10 
development forums where you can ask for help and advice. Maybe you can 
find the support you want there.

Good Luck

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