[PATCH 1/2] realtek: Use firewall4

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Tue Mar 1 12:51:32 PST 2022

Petr Štetiar <ynezz at true.cz> writes:

> Sander Vanheule <sander at svanheule.net> [2022-02-28 23:00:34]:
>> I wonder if it doesn't make more sense to drop the firewall package from the
>> default now, since there is only one interface, unless there is a different
>> reason to keep the firewall.
> 1. consistency

With what exactly?  It's a switch. It doesn't need router specific

> 2. supporting more common use cases out of the box

It's just bloat.  The flash size is small on many of these devices.

> 3. wider testing audience of core networking components

The firewall package is tested on most devices. This should be enough.

I'm with Sander.  Please drop the firewall package.  Not sure how useful
dnsmasq and odhcpd-ipv6only are either? Why would I want those on my
switch? It's not a router, DNS server or DHCP server.


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