In reply to Liam Bedford's flatulent wordings,
> On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 03:30:56PM +0100, Dave Airlie came forth with:
> > jeez.. Theo deRaadt has removed ipf from OpenBSD CVS tree.. I hope this
> > isn't getting blown out of all proportion..
> I don't think it is...
>> ipf doesn't have a free license, whether it be for the beta version, or
> for the full version (unless OpenBSD organise an agreement with Darren,
> and that doesn't cover other people), so it clashes with the stated aims
> of the OpenBSD project, in that it's not free to do anything with...
>> so, you can still use ipf on OpenBSD, but you can't modify it in _any_ way
> unless you have an agreement with Darren.
>> At least, that's how I understand it..
It's certainly very damaging to OpenBSD to suddenly lose its only standard
firewall package (what percentage of OpenBSD installations are used as
firewalls?). OpenBSD 2.9 is due start of June, if ipf is also removed from
that (I have my doubts) then they have honestly fucked themselves over.
For Darren Reed's comments on the current situation with the other BSDs (as I
mentioned before, FreeBSD and NetBSD come with ipf) check
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