[CentOS] Optimizing CentOS for gigabit firewall
mailrc at abv.bg
Sat Dec 19 06:49:00 UTC 2009
The syntax is not a problem. The problem is in the performance. I suppose that if I configure OpenBSD to process the in/out packets only to layer 2 the performance will be much more than linux with iptables.
>> I don't know jack about IPSet, but I know enabling or disabling hosts in
>> bare stock PF without the gui in front of it is about as easy as it gets.
>IPTALES is the same;
>iptables -A [INPUT/FORWARD] -d -j [REJECT/DROP]
>> The PF configuration file syntax was designed from the ground up to be
>> sane, unlike iptables, which typically needs some decent sysadmin scripting
>> or using fwbuilder to make any good sense of.
>I beg to differ here. IPTABLES is not that hard when you understand it. Like
>anything else, once you know what you are doing it isn't that hard. And no,
>I have never used any GUI program to configure my firewalls.
>> There is no finer opensource firewall product on the market, in terms of
>> performance, ease of configuration and use, and other issues.
>This is all subjective to the user. I would say that PF is a nightmare and
>IPTABLES is easier to use.
>> If you're not opposed to vi, for what you're looking to accomplish, moving
>> to BSD and pf is a no-brainer. PF can definitely handle a list of 500
>> hosts and anything else you've mentioned. It's absolutely capable, easier,
>> and in general, for anything that involves packet filtering at all, about
>> as good as it gets.
>Again this is all subjective to the user.
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