Bug 257552 - Feature Request: IPFW2 add DragonflyBSD's IPFW3 features
Summary: Feature Request: IPFW2 add DragonflyBSD's IPFW3 features
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 12.2-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-ipfw (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-08-02 08:32 UTC by alfadev
Modified: 2021-08-06 21:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description alfadev 2021-08-02 08:32:37 UTC
DragonflyBSD's IPFW3 has below pros which are IPFW2 has not

forward-option can be `round-robin' or `sticky'.

ipfw3 add forward, round-robin tcp from ....

Above example can forward the traffic to 2 destination in round-robin.

2)States can be added/deleted using the ipfw3 utility.

ipfw3 state delete rulenum

3)States can be expire after some time

ipfw3 state add rule 1000 udp expiry 600


Load balancing-PBR( round-robin, sticky) only available on PF but bandwith , captiveportal etc available on IPFW so When i use PF+IPFW same time and Multi WAN + captive portal scenerio. Captive portal not works. After PBR outgoing Packets not entering to IPFW.