I have a FreeBSD box, and I`m trying to install Firewall. I have tested APF and CSF, and in both cases installation has failed.
Have someone experience with those two firewall on BSD box, I like apf, looks easy-to-use (configure), but I got some errors like:
Installing APF 0.9.6-1: cp: /etc/cron.daily/fw: No such file or directory
chmod: /etc/cron.daily/fw: No such file or directory
source: not found
[: unexpected operator
vnetgen.def not found, aborting.
APF doesnt work on freebsd due to the fact its iptables based.
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Yeah ipfw2 specifically gets my vote (anything 5.x on up default compiles ipfw2 vs the older ipfw, typically not a huge difference noticeable to the end user).
Not sure were suicidal or dangerous comes into play with ipfw2 (unless of course you forget to RTFM if you get stuck before just adding rules, in which case then same goes for anything iptables based as well...).
FreeBSD as PF built in. PF is actually from the OpenBSD project, and in my opinion is far and away the best firewall around. Just google, there is plenty of info around. If you're already familiar with something like ipfw then I guess use it, but if you don't have a preference then PF is the way to go on fbsd.