Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 14:27 UTC, submitted by Ed
NetBSD "The NetBSD Foundation is pleased to announce NPF, a new packet filter by Mindaugas Rasiukevicius. NPF is designed for high performance on multiprocessor machines, and for easy extensibility."
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by Beket_ on Thu 16th Sep 2010 21:57 UTC
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pf code has become over the years kinda messy. The openbsd developers accepted this as a fact and are working towards a resolution.

http://www.openbsd.org/papers/asiabsdcon2010_pf/index.html

So, pf has complexity issues, doesn't strive for portability outside of openbsd and isn't exactly SMP friendly.

Sounds like there is space for a new packet filter.

Cheers.

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