----- Original Message ----- From: "Andreas DahlÚn" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:03 AM Subject: Difference between ipf/ipfw and ipnat/natd
> Hello! > > I'm going to install FreeBSD 4.8 as a firewall/gateway for my homenetwork. > > I've seen that there are two implementations of firewalls in FreeBSD; > ipf and ipfw and fot NAT ipnat/natd. > > As I understand ipf and ipnat works together and ipfw and natd. Is that > correct? Yes, that is correct. > > Which one of them should I use? > Is there some major differences between them? ipfw is a part of FreeBSD, whereas ipfilter is written by Darren Reed and runs not only on FreeBSD, but also on OpenBSD, NetBSD, Solaris (and perhaps others?) if I recall correctly. If you plan to take advantage of the builtin rc scripts to run a predefined set of firewall rules, you'll probably want to stick with ipfw/natd. Also, just fyi ipfw is fairly conventional: the first firewall rule that matches will apply whereas with ipfilter, the last matching rule will apply unless you specify "quick". > > /Andreas > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"