Progress netmap-fwd



  • It's been a couple since months I've read something about this.

    How is this progressing? Is there going to be an experimental build for this in the near future?


  • Netgate

    • this is the pfsense forum, netmap-fwd is not (yet?) part of pfsense

    • I don't really read this forum much, you're lucky that this caught my eye.

    • there is IPv6 support done, but not released yet

    • we're currently putting a stateful packet filter in it, then maybe fixing the threading, so it can run on > 1 core



  • thanks for the heads up jwt

    1. i know, but it has been mentioned before in the blogs, so i've always figured it to eventually end up in pfSense. Is that a wrong assumption?
    3 & 4 keep up the good stuff :)


  • Netgate

    @heper:

    thanks for the heads up jwt

    1. i know, but it has been mentioned before in the blogs, so i've always figured it to eventually end up in pfSense. Is that a wrong assumption?
    3 & 4 keep up the good stuff :)

    • 1. there is this "project" that loves to steal ideas…

    • danke


  • Netgate

    @johnkeates:

    I think you may have seen this on a tweet somewhere about vale and netmap in conjunction with the microFW for a theoretical pps improvement.

    once the network driver in _u_fw has netmap support, sure.