Subject: Re: altq api for ipf and pf
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas E. Spanjaard <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/2005 23:52:12
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matthew sporleder wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this topic. Ipf has a
> strong reputation and great portability, but what is stopping it from
> utilizing this other component of netbsd?
The lack of a sophisticated API, which probably needs to be supported on
all platforms both ipf and ALTQ run on.
> Basically, what happened to stop this progress?
Noone stood up to fix this, apparently.
> If ALTQ is the problem (not written in such a way to allow segregation
> from a packet filter), why is it considered a valid solution?
Basically, because it's the only option (not considering dummynet). And
I think rewriting ALTQ to support a generic API isn't the biggest
problem, but getting that accepted is. KAME needs to accept it, FreeBSD,
OpenBSD, and who knows what else, but foremost KAME.
Just to note, I as well am very interested in a sound, sophisticated
solution worthy of inclusion in NetBSD. But since ALTQ already got
imported as is, that doesn't sound like too much of a challenge to
-- Thomas E. Spanjaard
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