Bug 212339 - "Filtering Bridges" article contains obsolete information in sections 2.2 and 4
Summary: "Filtering Bridges" article contains obsolete information in sections 2.2 and 4
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
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Reported: 2016-09-02 19:33 UTC by feenberg
Modified: 2016-09-06 17:08 UTC (History)
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Description feenberg 2016-09-02 19:33:34 UTC
The article "Filtering Bridges" at 
contains apparently incorrect information in sections 2.2 and 4. that would surely prevent any reader from succeeding with this software. I believe the information provided is for a long ago version of FreeBSD. The correct information is in the if_bridge(4) man page in 10.2 and no doubt earlier releases. The article has a last revised date in April 2015, which misleads the reader into thinking the information is reasonably current. 

In section 2.2 "bridge" should be "if_bridge". In section 4 the various sysctl commands are no longer valid. The current version of the software uses ifconfig commands to control the bridge. See if_bridge(4) for details.

Perhaps all that need be done is to place a note under the title that the material is obsolete and available for historical purposes only.
Comment 1 feenberg 2016-09-03 20:12:40 UTC
Scratch my suggestion to mark the article as obsolete - other than sections 2.2 and 4 the material is extremely useful and I was unable to obtain similar information anywhere else.