The problem with all those links is that what they write about is outdated and complete mis-directs the reader into using IPFW's legacy stateless rules when only stateful rules should be used to get the max level of protection. They also completely ignore the problem ipfw has with stateful rules not working when the divert/naded subroutine call is used. IPFW has major legacy stateful/NAT bug and ipfilter does not. Ipfilter provides an much higher level of protection in an LAN environment than IPFW can ever do in it's current state. Even the openbsd pf port is an better firewall solution for a firewall with an LAN behind it then IPFW.
Please don't continue the FBSD's handbook mis-information about IPFW being the only FBSD firewall solution or that it's the best solution. The handbook is also way behind in it's content being current and up to date. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Shaun T. Erickson Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:20 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Looking for ipfw info. I wrote: > I have read the following 5 excellent articles on ipfw, by Dru Lavigne. I forgot to include the links. Here they are: BSD Firewalls: IPFW http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2001/04/25/FreeBSD_Basics.html BSD Firewalls: IPFW Rulesets http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2001/05/09/FreeBSD_Basics.html BSD Firewalls: Fine-Tuning Rulesets http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2001/06/01/FreeBSD_Basics.html IPFW Logging http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2001/06/21/FreeBSD_Basics.html Monitoring IPFW Logs http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2001/07/05/FreeBSD_Basics.html -ste _______________________________________________ [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]"