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Re: IPF rules

I avoid Chrome -- to hard to use.
I only use it for testing my website. When you use 2 F'Fox windows,
you get strange
results. Maybe its because they share caches. If you use Chrome you have 2
separate caches.

On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 1:35 PM Mike Pumford <> wrote:
> On 02/07/2021 13:38, Rhialto wrote:
> > On Fri 02 Jul 2021 at 07:39:20 -0400, Todd Gruhn wrote:
> >> I started NetBSD, and shutoff IPF. Pinging and
> >> both got immediate
> >> results. If I left IPF down, and start FireFox, and goto
> >>, I get the "Critical Security Alert" popup,
> >> and the mouse gets frozen. I need to press the button, and reboot.
> >>
> >> How much of this prob is IPF and how much is Google?
> >
> > IPF doesn't do popups of any sort, so that is easy.
> >
> Yes. I've stopped using IPF in favour of NPF since I switch to 9.x but
> that was because I could see that eventually support for it was going to
> stagnate. Inever had any real problems with performance before I did
> switch.
> I run my firewall on NetBSD so traffic from all the devices in my house
> flows through NPF (and used to go through IPF) with no obvious
> performance impact. Happy to help out troubleshooting either your
> existing IPF ruleset or working out how to do what you need with NPF.
> > Have you tried installing an ad blocker? uBlock Origin is good; I
> > use it with some extra filter lists enabled. A javascript blocker, such
> > as NoScript, is also good for safety, but a bit more annoying in
> > practical usage, because there are so many web pages that use javascript
> > where they totally shouldn't.
> >
> The firefox addon module has got a bit grumpy about displaying add-ons
> on netbsd but you can get past that and they work fine. :)
> Without adblocking the web is a pretty nasty place for that sort of
> horrible popup. I always spot how rubbish the web is when I'm forced out
> of Firefox into Chrome on my mobile where you can't install add blocking
> add ons. I never cared about the adverts on sites until they started
> attacking my PC. I see an adblocking add on not as an anti-commercial
> statement but a security statement.
> I did just do a test access of my gmail account via firefox on 9.2
> stable (but with a few months out of date firefox-84 package. Apart from
> the small delay while I dealt with the 2 factor auth popup on my phone
> the access was pretty quick.
> Mike

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