Originally Posted by EverydayDiesel
I wanted to get the REAL guys take on it...
It depends who you define as REAL.
One possible source for reality is the PF Mailing List
. This is a low volume, somewhat OS independent discussion list. It is distinct from the freebsd-p
f list for specific discussion of their forks.
In 2006, there was a short thread
about pfSense. In that thread was this comment:
Originally Posted by Tobias Weisserth
The problem is having unnecessary services exposed on a firewall machine (in order to have the web interface). pf is easy enough to configure "manually"...
At the end of the thread, Johann Allard mentioned his pfw
application. Among active users here, in 2008 s0xxx
mentioned having used that tool, and may have comments about his experience.