OpenBSD Journal

PF to get New Blood

Contributed by jose on from the good-things-getting-even-better dept.

Astute CVS mailing list readers will notice a new committer on the block. Darren Reed is back, contributing to the PF codebase. Says Peter Valchev, "Darren is going to improve PF based on the superior IPF system that we abandoned." Many of you will recall that IPF was dropped some time ago in favor of PF due to licensing issues. However, since IPF has been around so much longer, PF can only benefit from the input from Darren.

Hurray! Our good PF is going to get even better!

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  1. By Gimlet () on

    Hey, good to see Darren is going to be giving Theo & crew some directions on licensing. He's da MAN when it comes to opening up code.


  2. By Edward () on

    I thought it was "blood" ...

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    amazing how what looks like a roadblock is really a blessing....

    pf for me is much better with
    nat, altq and authpf and more all in one and the tables for things like spamd... and I don't
    beleive it would have come toghether so well and fast without the conflict unfortunately.

    so the trauma of ipf was actually a favor to the community...

    That said, if the contribution helps more than it hinders, what the heck. If it hinders, we ignore ;)

    as the motivational tapes use to say

    - every problem is really a cleverly disguised opportunity -

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      AFter hitting the submit,
      I realized that it is April 1st for GMT.

      Not fair, it's still not April 1 on EST


      you got me with this post :)

      1. By Matt () on

        oh shit i didn't realize either until i read your post.

  4. By Ben () on

    doesnt matter, iptables is still far superior... *sigh* some people are just so stupid

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on


    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      iptables team is now working on m$, they're developing the ultimate packet filter for windows 98 third edition

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        Windows 98 3E^H^H^H^H^HME was released long ago.

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          ohh my mistake, windows 98 fourth edition i think :P

    3. By Anonymous Coward () on

      doesnt matter, iptables is still far superior

      Good to know you are in the April Fool's spirit.

  5. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Hahaha. I was laughing my ass off when i read this story..

  6. By Anonymous Coward () on

    This for real, or an April fools joke like the i386 one? :)

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      For me to know and for you to find out..
      "do you use your powers for good or for awesome?"

  7. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I suppose Theo's heading up the NetBSD team now, too. lol!

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      What? Are you nuts? He's seen the pure and utter evil of the dark side code, thought "Screw this!", gave up on producing good code to counter the bad MS code, and installed XP Home.

      NetBSD? Sheesh. What are YOU thinking?

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        check the date, homey...

      2. By Anonymous Coward () on

        I thought he was using Millenium Edition now...

  8. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Anyone know if the altq would technically work on a transparent bridging firewall?

    ie: queue (q_def, q_pri)

    Forgive me if it's an idiot question, but I haven't played with altq yet and was just wondering...

    I also hope the how-to gets updated soon...

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      It works on mine.

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        Awesome, thank you!

        Any limitations due to the fact that it doesn't have any IP addresses?

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          nope, none (as far as ALTQ stuff is concerned)

  9. By Anonymous Coward () on

    so how many went searching the marc archives for darren reed postings?

    1. By Nate () on

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        as in commits to src

  10. By Chuck Norris () on

    Hopefully they won't grant him access to the license files...

  11. By lolz () on


  12. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Hah, I actually fell for this one.

    Checking the first several hundred posts of the mailing list shows no Darren Reed.

    This is one of the more subtle April 1st gags.

  13. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I mean really.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Then tell him to shut his mouth already. He can make quite an ass of himself on the mailing lists.

      Not to mention the ole' sour grapes routine he decided to pull (change the IPF license to BSD once there is some fair competition, and then redistribute OpenBSD 3.0 with IPF in place of PF).

      Yeah, he's just begging to be left alone isn't he?

  14. By jose () on

    this was a well designed joke by peter valchev, who extended some lame idea i had. kudos to peter .. this one sure did kick up a lot of comments!


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