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Building Firewalls with OpenBSD and PF in PDF for $9.99

Post by Dictator » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:34 am

Here's the link

The author's working on 3rd edition and is supposed to be better! :D

PF is available in OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD 5.3, and DragonflyBSD. In my experience with it, it's pretty good firewall and easier to set up than dang linux iptables. :P

Would be nice if there's windows version for PF. :-? That'd kick arse!!! ;)
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Post by Grummun » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:40 am

PF is what? Haven't heard of it. 'Port Filter?' 'Personal Firewall?' 'Peach Fuzz?'

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Post by Dictator » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:48 am

PF = Packet Filter

OpenBSD's PF FAQ
PF Developer's homepage - He also has bunch of links at bottom of the page about PF and other firewall stuff.
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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:27 pm

Just got this from undeadly.org. Useful link for anybody who wants to try pf on their *BSD machine. :)
A PF lecture/tutorial
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:35 pm

Not sure why you would want to convert a linux box into a router... unless of course you can't afford the router. Most router's ACL's (Access Control List) are packet filters. I'm still waiting for manufactures to include ACL's in SOHO routers.

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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:51 pm

Hmm? Who wants to convert a linux box into a router? I hope you aren't talking to me. I don't run linux box anymore and I didn't even build a router yet. :P

I guess some people want to build routers for their own preferences or different reasons.
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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:59 pm

It's your topic, so I figured you were installing PF to turn your box into a router/firewall.

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Post by Dictator » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:21 pm

No. PF already came with OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD and some other BSDs. It's built in kernel. It can be used as firewall, NAT, bridge, etc. So, I'm only using it as firewall on my OpenBSD box.

I just posted these links if anybody else is interested in PF.
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Post by boat » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:06 pm

keep up boner! :P

pf = bsd
iptables = linux

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:58 pm

boat wrote:keep up boner! :P

pf = bsd
iptables = linux

:pbt: ;)
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