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pf(4) testing needed

Contributed by jose on from the fix-before-release dept.

(another anonymous) writes:

"List:     openbsd-misc
Subject:  pf(4) testing needed
From:     Theo de Raadt

Date:     2003-02-02 1:59:39

So our packet filter development process is starting to lock before the
3.3 release.

Both 3.1 and 3.2 shipped with minor annoying bugs in the pf code, for
things which not everyone uses, but someone did.

It would be really nice if the most serious pf users out there would
download -current snapshots, install them, and try to use the regular
and obscure new features.  If you find bugs now, we can fix the before
3.3 ships.  If you find them once 3.3 is running, you'll be annoyed.

So help us out, ok?

(original message) "
While this was sent out last week, it still holds: test PF! -current has been pretty stable for myself and my testing, and there are numerous changes to PF that need to be tested. Some stupid bugs lingered for far too long.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Theo II () f@f.yu on

    It's simply not true. Theo is the epitomy of correctness when it comes to coding. There are no bugs in his code.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Christ, where's the troll repellant?

    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      but theo hasnt written most of pf! it's not his code man!

      (ps its 'epitome')

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        Since Theo himself can't spell well outside of C they are a good match.

        P.S. What's real Theo's code, btw?

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          find /usr/src -name *.c | xargs grep "Theo de Raadt" | awk -F':' '{print $1}'

          1. By Anonymous Coward () on

            grep -l?

  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Even before this came out I was going to give a snapshot a chance because of the new pf features (specifically the NAT thing that just came out), but there wasn't a newer snapshot than 2/8. I decided to wait until my next day off of work so the nat feature is definitely on the snapshot (and so that if I hose my home network I don't have to go without sleep until it's fixed).

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