Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Oct 2012 22:23 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
NetBSD "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.0, the fourteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system. Changes from the previous release include scalability improvements on multi-core systems, many new and updated device drivers, Xen and MIPS port improvements, and brand new features such as a new packet filter. Some NetBSD 6.0 highlights are: support for thread-local storage (TLS), Logical Volume Manager (LVM) functionality, rewritten disk quota subsystem, new subsystems to handle flash devices and NAND controllers, an experimental CHFS file system designed for flash devices, support for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) protocol, and more. This release also introduces NetBSD Packet Filter (NPF) - a new packet filter, designed with multi-core systems in mind, which can do TCP/IP traffic filtering, stateful inspection, and network address translation (NAT)."
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RE: Awesome work
by coreyography on Fri 19th Oct 2012 02:14 UTC in reply to "Awesome work"
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Unless I was a dev, or a highly interested user willing to do testing, I'd give any new packet filter some time to mature and get some trial by fire. Not taking anything away from the NetBSD devs, and a multicore packet filter is a cool idea, but if it's for something critical (i.e., your continued employment depends on it) I wouldn't want to be the first to find any bugs.

Edited 2012-10-19 02:15 UTC

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