OpenBSD Journal

a Securing Small Networks with OpenBSD

Contributed by Dengue on from the updated-for-3.0 dept.

deemedbyme writes :
"A new article has appeared on the ONLamp site that updates the previous one. Jacek A. now uses OpenBSD 3.0 and pf to secure a small network, instgead of 2.9 and ipf. Interesting, evenhanded discussion of pf vs ipf at the end. While it may not cover all the details, it is a good introduction. Prediction: This story will be listed in SlashDot, here, Daemon News, and every where else, simple because it was one fo the few that were written."

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    It's been a long time since an OpenBSD story was on O'Reilly. Well, not so long since part one, but you know what I mean.

  2. By jose nazario () on

    this is a great piece on pf, both as an intro to pf and as a migration from ipf to pf piece. too bad it didn't appear sooner to the 3.0 release! also, it would have been nice if the scrub action had a bit more discussion. and lastly, some demonstrated ipv6 filtering would have been cool, too. however, a nicely written piece, and thanks!

  3. By Jason Gallagher () on

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I noticed that their editing still doesn't get the rules right. Yesterday one rule read 25pass....
    with the 25 from the line above, now several lines are wrapped. Where's my cluestick.....

    But I think the article is a good start. If he continues to write, or more properly, if O'Reilly continues to ask him to write, then a good base of articles will build up. Time to go email the O'Reilly editor.


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