[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD pf "bakeoff"

Josh Rivel josh at rivels.org
Tue Jun 19 09:30:18 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:19 PM, Bill Totman <billtotman at billtotman.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Jim B. <jpb at jimby.name> wrote:
>> * Josh Rivel <josh at rivels.org> [2012-06-15 09:48]:
> <snip>
>> Another consideration is support.  pf, just like any other product
>> will need support.  In fact, some companiies prohibit kit from being
>> deployed unless there is a support contract.  Look to identify what
>> organization will support pf and try to determine what a support
>> contract will include and how much it will cost.  Support contracts
>> usually specify Service Level Agreements (SLA) definitions and timeframes
>> so be sure to identify all SLA requirement from your company and if
>> your support organization can meet all of them.
> <snip>
> Another thing to consider is your own skill (and training others
> therein) at troubleshooting pf: firewalls are usually guilty until
> proven innocent when it comes to hiccups in the network/Internet
> access.
> -bt

Yep, this is true, and the firewalls here are blamed for just about
everything, even if they aren't in the path of the machines in
Good point, and well taken, thanks.

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