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Re: ALTqd vs PF/ALTQ
Altq worked with pf when I last used in in NetBSD.
Swift Griggs wrote:
I noticed that in 4.0 PF+ALTQ is a non-starter. Pf works great
(provided you use the lkm or compile it in), but altq rules in
/etc/pf.conf just elicit the same old error about lack of kernel
support. I did, of course, recompile the kernel to support all the
ALTQ_* options. However, I did so with the suspicion that this was only
for the gratification of the the userspace altqd. My suspicion was
confirmed as soon as I booted the new kernel. Altqd worked, pf+altq didn't.
I actually have no problem with altqd whatsoever. I've managed to
make it do everything I need. I've also got no problem using ipfilter
over pf, either. I could simply care less about the whole Darren Reed
If I had a fairy-wish, I guess like to see someone brighter than
myself the do enough to the altq.conf(5) page to be able to remove the
BUG section that reads: "This man page is incomplete. For more
information read the source.". I was able to glean what I needed from
the source, but others might not fare as well. Not seeing a mention of
altq in the NetBSD Guide makes me think there is still some question
about what exactly the future of altq is.
Moving right along, what is the plan for 5.0 ? Will all permutations
be supported (pf+altq, pf+altqd, even ipf + pf-altq) ? I just want to
know where my energy is best spent if I want to fully master altq syntax
for the next-gen NetBSD (/etc/pf.conf or /etc/altq.conf) ?
John R. Shannon
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