On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 04:20:08PM +0100, Smelly Pooh came forth with:
> 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.
2.9 has been stable for a month and a bit now... it's going to be in 2.9.
the next version (2.10/3.0) has had it removed from it, and it will be gone
from the next snapshot..
>> For Darren Reed's comments on the current situation with the other BSDs (as I
> mentioned before, FreeBSD and NetBSD come with ipf) check
interesting, from reading openbsd-tech & misc, they think that Darren was the
problem causer, and the one who was hard to work with (and it wasn't just
Theo, who is hard to deal with, especially 2 days before a release)
dBP dBBBBb | If you're looking at me to be an accountant
dBP | Then you will look but you will never see
dBP dBBBK' | If you're looking at me to start having babies
dBP dB' db | Then you can wish because I'm not here to fool around
dBBBBP dBBBBP' | Belle & Sebastian (Family Tree)
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!