> On Oct 12, 2016, at 12:48 AM, grarpamp <grarp...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 2:28 PM, John Newman <j...@synfin.org> wrote:
>> Yes I use FreeBSD 10
>> it has supported PF
>> for a long time, which it basically stole from
>> openbsd (who stole it from Darren Reed).
> No. Ipfilter (aka: Ipf) is Darren's / Phil's and has been
> dropped by Open and Dragonfly BSD, for license and
> other reasons, including being a dead project.
> last release: e9d51c6e58f549c4ab499254c81c90d2
> PF (packet filter) is Open's, IPFW2 (ipfirewall) is Free's,
> NPF is Net's, IPFW3 is Dragon's. All actively maintained
> by their own communities. PF is ported to all.

Right, but all the SYNTAX was stolen from IPF.  Or copied. Whatever you want to 
call it.

Pf has made some nice improvements in the years since, but there is no doubt it 
started as a clone of IPF so Theo could include the superior software firewall 
mechanism in openbsd without the license restrictions.


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