netfilter on solaris?
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 16:28:44 +0200
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On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 03:37:25PM +0200, Balazs Scheidler wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 02:52:12PM +0200, Harald Welte wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 12:05:40PM +0200, Balazs Scheidler wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >=20
> > > It is a strange idea I know, but I'd be interested in what the opinio=
> > > the core netfilter developers is on porting the whole netfilter subsy=
> > > Solaris?
> > After my netfilter presentation at linuxtag, somebody was asking me exa=
> > this question.
> And your answer was?
what a weird idea. I told him that it is technically not easy and the core
team certainly has no plans of ever supporting this thing. I didn't even st=
to talk about licensing issues.
> > This is basically the same question like binary-only kernel modules.=20
> I think it is more similar to Gimp plugins under Photoshop case.
I'm not aware of this case - we are not talking about .so's [libraries]
being linked to an application, which is what the GPL is talking about.
> Under binary-only you mean propriatery, or something nonGPLd? Solaris ker=
> source _is_ available, though it doesn't use the GPL.
well, source is available if you sign some very interesting license conditi=
IIRC. Anyway, this is not important. When I was talking about proprietary
or binary-only, I should have said: GPL-incompatible.
Live long and prosper
- Harald Welte / email@example.com http://www.gnumonks.org/
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