Shorewall 4.2 Manpages

Tom Eastep

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Table of Contents

Section 5 — Files and Concepts
Section 8 — Administrative Commands


These manpages are for Shorewall 4.0 only. They describe features and options not available on earlier releases.


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Section 5 — Files and Concepts

accounting - Define IP accounting rules.
actions - Declare user-defined actions.
blacklist - Static blacklisting.
ecn - Disabling Explicit Congestion Notification
exclusion - Excluding hosts from a network or zone
hosts - Define multiple zones accessed through a single interface
interfaces - Define the interfaces on the system and optionally associate them with zones.
maclist - Define MAC verification.
masq - Define Masquerade/SNAT
modules - Specify which kernel modules to load.
nat - Define one-to-one NAT.
nesting - How to define nested zones.
netmap - How to map addresses from one net to another.
notrack - Exclude certain traffic from Netfilter connection tracking
params - Assign values to shell variables used in other files.
policy - Define high-level policies for connections between zones.
providers - Define routing tables, usually for multiple Internet links.
proxyarp - Define Proxy ARP.
rfc1918 - Specify address ranges affected by the norfc1918 interface option.
route_rules - Define routing rules.
routestopped - Specify connections to be permitted when Shorewall is in the stopped state.
rules - Specify exceptions to policies, including DNAT and REDIRECT.
tcclasses - Define htb classes for traffic shaping.
tcdevices - Specify speed of devices for traffic shaping.
tcrules - Define packet marking rules, usually for traffic shaping.
tos - Define TOS field manipulation.
tunnels - Define VPN connections with endpoints on the firewall.
shorewall.conf - Specify values for global Shorewall options.
shorewall-lite.conf - Specify values for global Shorewall Lite options.
vardir - Redefine the directory where Shorewall keeps its state information.
vardir-lite - Redefine the directory where Shorewall Lite keeps its state information.
zones - Declare Shorewall zones.

Section 8 — Administrative Commands

shorewall - /sbin/shorewall command syntax and semantics.
shorewall-lite - /sbin/shorewall-lite command syntax and semantics.