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Re: NPF and PF
* Robert Swindells <rjs%fdy2.co.uk@localhost> wrote, on 2020-12-18 06:41:
> Hector <technet%netdog.org@localhost> wrote:
> >* Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost> wrote, on 2020-12-18 05:47:
> >> On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 05:38:03AM -0600, Hector wrote:
> >> > * <technet%netdog.org@localhost> wrote, on 2020-12-15 22:41:
> >> > > A couple of years ago this bold note was added at the top of pf(4) man page:
> >> > >
> >> > > The NetBSD version of PF is obsolete, and its use is strongly
> >> > > discouraged. Use npf(7) instead.
> >> >
> >> > Why is use of PF strongly discouraged?
> >> Basically what the note says: the verison of PF in the NetBSD tree is
> >> *ancient* and unmaintained.
> >> > Are there plans or thoughts to remove it from NetBSD?
> >> Yes - as soon as npf(7) is considered to be mature enough to cover the
> >> relevant use cases, both ipf and pf will be removed.
> >Should I be concerned about how is decided what is considered relevant
> >use cases?
> >Is it likely that some current PF users (like me) may have use cases
> >which the decision makers conclude are not relevant?
> Are you getting anywhere with writing up the problems you found with
> npf(7) ?
> Just providing your list of IP addresses to block could be a start.
Thanks for your interest in this.
The machine on which I experienced the npf(7) problem has already been
put into production, using pf.
I have another identical machine available for experimentation, but
I need to first set up the same files and config in order to reproduce
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