what firewall to use ? outdated/misguided/whatever documentation ?

Zachary Crownover zachary.crownover at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 12:18:47 PST 2019

I use pf on DragonFly and it’s probably worth noting that pretty much any FreeBSD documentation on pf will hold equally true because of DragonFly getting it from FreeBSD. Sephe did a lot of work on it a few years back with Dillon to greatly improve performance. In any event, newer pf on OpenBSD has a slightly different syntax and FreeBSD and DragonFly both use the old style syntax.

On Feb 12, 2019, at 10:08 AM, karu.pruun <karu.pruun at gmail.com> wrote:

>>>> Basically, on OpenBSD, you use PF.  On DFly, you use IPFW.  On FreeBSD, you can choose which style of packet filter you prefer (although I'd recommend not using IPFilter).
>>> I'd suggest pf in DragonFly mostly because I've been using it on
>>> DragonFly for years.  Like most things, it depends on what you want to
>>> do.
>> Didn't realise DFly had a PF port.  Interesting.
> DragonFly's pf has evolved over time and is also SMP aware, have a
> look at sys/net/pf
> https://github.com/DragonFlyBSD/DragonFlyBSD/commits/e7ab884bd49753f8884eb597d10d6569a08fa0df/sys/net/pf
> I'm using it exclusively.
> Cheers
> Peeter
> --

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