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BSDCan 2011
The Technical BSD Conference

Henning Brauer
Ryan McBride
Day Talks - 2 - 2011-05-14
Room DMS 1150
Start time 15:00
Duration 01:00
ID 220
Event type Lecture
Track Invited Talks
Language used for presentation English

10 years of pf

2011 marks the 10th anniversary of OpenBSD's packet filter PF, and in May the project will ship it's 20th release containing this firewall implementation. This talk will present an illustrated history of PF's evolution over this period, with highlights of the major changes, adoption by other projects, and other points of interest. In addition to presenting summary performance data for all 20 releases of OpenBSD containing PF, Henning will also present more detailed "best case" and "worst case" performance data for the current version of PF on a variety of popular hardware platforms.

Henning has been involved with PF since it's inaugural release with OpenBSD 3.0. In addition to actively developing the code, he was possibly the first person to run it in a commercial production environment.