On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 03:51:12PM -0500, David Alanis wrote: > Being I am a newcomer to freeBSD, on my first install google turned up a > how to for getting my box on the Internet as a firewall/DHCP/DNS server. > Since, I've been learning the packet filtering program (pf). Everytime I > read a question on ipfw I quickly get confused. > > What are the major advantages one over the other? I hope not to sound > biased but pf seems more user friendly, easier to implement, and less > verbose?
Ipfw is much older than pf, so for many years the big advantage of ipfw was that it existed, while pf did not. :-) Today many people already know how to use ipfw and for them the advantage of ipfw over pf is that there is no need to learn a new system. If you are new to both ipfw and pf, there is not much reason not to use pf. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"