[PC-BSD Testing] thoughts on fwbuilder

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Sun Jun 6 02:18:25 PDT 2010

On 06/05/2010 19:45, Dru Lavigne wrote:
> What are the thoughts of using fwbuilder (http://www.fwbuilder.org) 
> instead of the current GUI for 9.0? I suggest fwbuilder for the 
> following reasons:
> - it's mature, well documented, and fairly intuitive for new firewall 
> users
> - it means we don't have to create, debug and maintain our own utility 
> (the current GUI is quite buggy)
> - it supports pf, ipfw, ipf, iptables, Cisco ACLs, etc. (so people who 
> like ipfw can use it on their PC-BSD system)
> - it provides an interface similar to those seen in industry (e.g. 
> Checkpoint), allowing users to learn one tool regardless of operating 
> system or firewall
> - the lead developer (Vadim) is responsive to change requests and 
> likes to see fwbuilder being used by BSD users
> - the port maintainer (Cy Schubert) is good at keeping the port up-to-date
> Thoughts?
> Cheers,
> Dru

Sounds like a great idea to me. It pretty much works great right now, 
right? So what would stop us from just switching to it for 8.1 / 8.2? 
It's just another slave port to add to the build, and sounds like the 
benefits would be immediate :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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