Subject: Re: altq api for ipf and pf
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/26/2005 19:10:53
In article <>,
Juan RP  <> wrote:
>On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 14:52:41 -0400
>matthew sporleder <> wrote:
>> So to get NetBSD including and running an up-to-date version of altq
>> using either ipf or pf, a few things seem to be required:
>> ALTQ needs to be api-enabled in a name-space-friendly and completely
>> segregated way:
>>     -Remove references to pf.conf and pfctl in favor of alt.conf and
>> altqctl (or netctl, or sysctl, or whatever)
>>     -Provide altq api for any packet filter to use mbuf tagging
>> Make packet filtering programs more portable:
>>     -Modify NetBSD's pf to use altq api instead of any built-in stuff
>>     -Modify NetBSD ipf to use altq api instead of whatever it's using
>> now
>> Am I leaving anything out?

Currently altq can be used without a packet filter. Is it desirable to
keep that functionality?