> On Oct 12, 2016, at 7:04 AM, John Newman <j...@synfin.org> wrote:
>>> 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.
> John

I've always thought the IPFW mechanism in FreeBSD was crap, compared to IPF/PF, 
just as an aside... 

Years ago IPF was actually also ported to Solaris and Linux. I used it on some 
Sun boxes when I was just a little guy a long fucking time ago.....  


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