Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Mar 2009 22:01 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux The Netfilter development team's Patrick McHardy has released an alpha version of nftables, a new firewall implementation for the Linux kernel, with a user space tool for controlling the firewall. nftables introduces a fundamental distinction between the user space defined rules and network objects in the kernel: the kernel component works with generic data such as IP addresses, ports and protocols and provides some generic operations for comparing the values of a packet with constants or for discarding a packet.
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RE: Interesting...
by BSDfan on Sat 21st Mar 2009 05:38 UTC in reply to "Interesting... "
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A port of pf to Linux wouldn't really be possible, it's very BSD specific.. a compatible rule syntax obviously would be possible.

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