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    Exclamation Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    Hello!

    I'm better know at The FreeBSD Forums - Powered by vBulletin since I'm FreeBSD user, but I'd like to call for your help.

    This year I'm writing bachelors PhD thesis about OpenSource firewalls.

    I'd like to ask all of you, who use OpenSource firewalls to vote:
    OpenSource firewall poll

    You will need to enter your email address, and will receive confirmation email (possibly in spam folder). This is to prevent some spam, and one person voting multiple times (ok, it won't prevent that one, but at least it can reduce numbers)

    Email addresses will not be used to contact you. They will not be given away, and as soon as I finish collecting stats (in about month) I will delete them.

    Please vote only once.

    P.S.
    I will publish stats in about month on http://wiki.bsdroot.lv/, and update this thread.

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    Sorry I misused PhD (English isn't my native language)

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    Not sure how many openSUSE users bother to change from the default SUSEfirewall2 - so I cannot see exactly what you are going to find out about firewall choice.

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Not sure how many openSUSE users bother to change from the default SUSEfirewall2 - so I cannot see exactly what you are going to find out about firewall choice.
    That's a good point. I use the default firewall.

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    I removed e-mail verification, because I got accused about all evil on Earth on debian forum

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    On 05/06/2011 11:36 PM, killasmurf86 wrote:
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    > I removed e-mail verification, because I got accused about all evil on
    > Earth on debian forum


    now i will participate (i wouldn't before--i mean, how do i know you are
    who you _say_ you are? for all i know instead of working on a university
    project you are developing a list of email addresses to SELL to some
    firewall maker....see??)

    so, i look at your questions and see it is for folks who know all the
    abbreviations that you do..

    but, i answer anyway...and, no place there could i say: i use the
    openSUSE default firewall (and, have not had an intrusion problem since
    2004--when i started using SuSE Linux 9.2)..

    of all the acronyms you threw out, i don't even know which one describes
    the default on this distro... do you?

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    I wonder what you hope to discover from this and whether your stats will be reliable.

    If a person has a modem/router do they know that there is a firewall in it, let alone that it is probably iptables if the embedded OS is Linux.

    What about people who run a perimeter firewall as well as firewalls on individual machines? You said not to vote more than once.

    What about professionals who have networks behind Cisco, Juniper, etc firewalls? And oh by the way do we also count work machines? But you said not to vote more than once.

    And on it goes...

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    Yes, there are lot of other firewalls.
    I just want to know which opensource firewall users have tried to lear, and which they prefer.

    As for OpenSUSE firewall, as far as I understand it's netfilter/iptable frontend.
    Pretty much all general GNU/Linux distributions use netfilter (iptables is user interface to netfilter)

    And I'm not going to say that Firewall A is better than Firewall B... because [put your statement here]

    I'm interested in differences and other stuff.

    Right now, form poll i see 1 unexpected thing, I thought ipfw firewall was much more popular, but it turns out from 69 people who voted only 2 is using it. vs 37 for pf and 19 for iptables.

    Before this poll I thought that ipfw will have little less votes than pf, but this was a shock to me.


    About acronlyms....
    pf -> packet filter (but it's called pf everywhere) http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/
    ipfw -> ipfilrewall (called ipfw everywhere) http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...alls-ipfw.html
    ipf (ipfilter)
    npf (I don't know what it stands for) this is new NetBSD firewall which supports multicore (don't know much about it, it will be available in NetBSD 6)

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    On 05/07/2011 06:06 PM, killasmurf86 wrote:
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    > Before this poll I thought that ipfw will have little less votes than
    > pf, but this was a shock to me.


    since it is a self-selecting poll (therefore non-scientific or
    representative of any known reality) none of the stats collected should
    be shocking...only entertaining or amusing..

    (read around)

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    Default Re: Help with PhD thesis. Please vote for your firewall!

    Poll is closed now, results are here:
    https://wiki.bsdroot.lv/fwpoll

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