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Re: 2 questions regarding PF

From: Jan Lentfer <Jan.Lentfer@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:56:42 +0100

On Wed, 3 Nov 2010 15:21:42 +0100, Przemysław Pawełczyk <pp_o2@o2.pl>
> 1. I understand that someone will put PF 4.2 guide on DF WWW.

You just volunteered?

> 4. I do know nothing about "packet filters" future implementations in
> DF:
> a) was the PF 4.2 implemented verbatim or was it tighter integrated with
> DF MP kernel and as such it constitutes new - DF - flavor of PFs?

One goal was to minimize the diff to the Original OpenBSD source to ease
further imports. As already mentioned fairq and pickups support have been
kept intact, OpenBSD doesn't have this, nor does any other BSD (to my
knowledge). Oh, and yes, we have SMP-capable socket lookups. Still I
wouldn't call it an own flavour of pf, as the goal is the opposite. It's pf
with df-specific features.
> b) will PF presence in DF be continued in the future or will it be
> supplanted with NPF or other "MP aware packet filters"?

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