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On 06/05/2010 19:45, Dru Lavigne wrote:
What are the thoughts of using fwbuilder (<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.fwbuilder.org">http://www.fwbuilder.org</a>)
instead of the current GUI for 9.0? I suggest fwbuilder for the
- it's mature, well documented, and fairly intuitive for new firewall
- it means we don't have to create, debug and maintain our own utility
(the current GUI is quite buggy)<br>
- it supports pf, ipfw, ipf, iptables, Cisco ACLs, etc. (so people who
like ipfw can use it on their PC-BSD system)<br>
- 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<br>
- the lead developer (Vadim) is responsive to change requests and likes
to see fwbuilder being used by BSD users<br>
- the port maintainer (Cy Schubert) is good at keeping the port
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 :)<br>
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