Netfilter is going to stay. Rusty knew from early on in ipchains development
that the whole concept was wrong, but Alan told him to continue on, get it
into 2.2, and then do a new one for 2.4. There's a document detailing this
somewhere, I just can't forget where.
> our company will soon ship a product still using ipfwadm (I
> started with 2.0.33, going to .36 and 2.4.0-testX).
> It's a pity this M$ism to not support it forever (they just
> stopped supporting DOS! and GW-BASIC *snief*)
This is entirely incorrect and FUD. If enable Netfilter, look in the
Netfilter options, disable conntrack and IP tables support, you have
(*gasp!*) ipchains compatability, as well as (*ohmygod!*) ipfwadm
> PS: Don't answer plz as I'll be offline for a time.
> _And_ I mean this honest, even it might considered sp.m
The FUD has to be corrected.
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