Posts Tagged ‘tproxy’
You may not know, but I used to contribute to the Linux packet filtering subsystem called Netfilter: I primarily worked on transparent proxying, the technology needed for our proxy based firewall/gateway product, Zorp. If I remember correctly, we completely revamped that thing about 3 times, until it got integrated into the kernel.
Because of my Netfilter work and my affiliation with BalaBit, BalaBit has been a sponsor of Netfilter Workshop, the annual gathering for Netfilter developers. This is a very enjoyable occassion, at least I do enjoy meeting with guys like Patrick McHardy, David Miller, Harald Welte and the others. I’ve learned a lot from them.
I was told that because of our past support BalaBit got included into the “Thanks” section of netfilter.org, I’m proud of being mentioned there, being a (small) part of something that is deployed on the Internet in such great numbers is a good feeling.
Among others I’m somewhat involved into Linux Netfilter development because of our Zorp proxy based product. It is that time of the year again that Netfilter developers converge, this time to Seville, thanks to our generous host Pablo Neira. So I may not be that responsive this week, but I’ll definitely check emails and possibly even respond to them if you care to post a feedback on the last syslog-ng release.
Read on the Netfilter Workshop at Eric’s blog at: http://nfws.edenwall.com/en.
I’ve spent my last week in Paris, where this year’s Netfilter Workshop was held. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Eric of INL for the organization. It was a wonderful and useful event, and I enjoyed it a lot. It is always nice to meet these wonderful guys.
Here are some blog posts about the same event:
- INL: http://nfws.inl.fr/en/
- DaveM: http://vger.kernel.org/~davem/cgi-bin/blog.cgi/2008/10/05#nfws2008
- Patrick McHardy: http://people.netfilter.org/kaber/weblog/
Finally we could get Transparent Proxying merged, now queued for 2.6.28.