In Other BSDs for 2014/06/21

I have a backlog from stuff I missed last week while traveling, so we all benefit!

5 Replies to “In Other BSDs for 2014/06/21”

  1. Just one thing to say about Peter’s pf tutorial. Keep in mind when reading it, he updates it for the latest pf version, which is equal to the OpenBSD release it was released with, i.e. OpenBSD 5.4 has pf 5.4. DragonFly uses 4.8. That said, I am far far from a master of pf or able to tell you how and where things change, but I’m certain SOMETHING has changed between 4.8 and 5.5. I don’t want to try to degrade Peter’s work, it’s a really well written tutorial that helped me learn pf well enough that I feel comfortable with it, coming more from an iptables background myself (and happy to change that), but just be aware if using it to learn pf with DragonFly, there may be differences.

  2. @Anonymous, Peter’s tutorial and books attempt to provide information suitable for all BSD’s, he often includes notes outlining differences between OpenBSD and say FreeBSD, where I assume Dragon inherited pf.

  3. For what it’s worth, DragonFly inherited pf from FreeBSD when it forked, but it has been updated since then – I think it was a 3.x series originally.

  4. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with the tutorial, just that it may contain things from newer versions of pf than we have or syntax changes if such exist. I don’t know, just a precaution is all.

  5. No, DragonFly didn’t inherit pf from FreeBSD when it forked. pf was ported later.

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