It seems is unanimous....PF it is....remember u have to compile the Kernel to activate this, i´ve done it for the first time, yesterday and its very simple....also checkout the ALTQ for QoS, good luck
2007/1/5, Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
Atom Powers wrote: > On 1/4/07, Eric <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Brett Davidson wrote: >> > Before I start, I'm familiar with IPTables from Linux but am wanting to >> > use FreeBSD as a firewalling router after seeing it in action on a >> > heavily-loaded webserver. I like the efficiency of the TCP stack. >> > >> > Upon reading the handbook I found that I can have my choice of three >> > firewalls; pf, iptables and ipfw. >> > > ... >> > >> > Against prudence, they wish to allow torrent connections to the inside >> > lan and ICQ connections to both the Inside LAN and the Wireless DMZ. >> The >> > torrent and ICQ connections will need to be bandwidth-managed so >> that is >> > a major consideration for the choice of which firewall to use. Is there >> > an equivalent to HTB on FreeBSD? >> > >> > >> i believe pf is the most modern and cleanest/easiest syntax to use. it >> is actively developed and lots of people use it. You can set up priority >> on bandwidth in pf as well, so it should meet all your requirements >> nicely. > > pf will also do the bandwidth management you want. I've used ipfw, > ipf, iptables, and pf; pf is by far the most powerful and easy to use. > I also heartily endorse the use of pf. However be aware that if you want to use the QoS and other bandwidth management features you will need to compile yourself a custom kernel with the appropriate ALTQ stuff turned on. Unfortunately ALTQ is not currently available as a loadable module. Compiling a new kernel is not particularly difficult though. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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