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fwbuilder - Multiplatform firewall configuration tool


/usr/bin/fwbuilder [-ffile.fwb] [-d] [-h] [-ofile] [-Pobject_name] [-r] [-v]


fwbuilder is the Graphic User Interface (GUI) component of Firewall Builder.

Firewall Builder consists of a GUI and set of policy compilers for various firewall
platforms. It helps users maintain a database of objects and allows policy editing using
simple drag-and-drop operations. GUI generates firewall description in the form of XML
file, which compilers then interpret and generate platform-specific code. Several
algorithms are provided for automated network objects discovery and bulk import of data.
The GUI and policy compilers are completely independent, this provides for a consistent
abstract model and the same GUI for different firewall platforms.

Firewall Builder supports firewalls based on iptables (Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x, see
fwb_ipt(1)), ipfilter (variety of platforms including *BSD, Solaris and others, see
fwb_ipf(1)), pf (OpenBSD and FreeBSD, see fwb_pf(1)), ipfw (FreeBSD and others), Cisco PIX
(v6.x and 7.x) and Cisco IOS extended access lists.


Specify the name of the file to be loaded when program starts.

-r When this command line option is given in combination with -f file, the program
automatically opens RCS head revision of the file if file is in RCS. If file is not
in RCS, this option does nothing and the file is opened as usual.

-d Turns on debug mode. Note that in this mode the program generates lots of output on
standard error. This is used for debugging.

-h Prints brief help message

-o file
Specify the name of the file for the print output, see option "-P".

-P object_name
Print rules and objects for the firewall object "object_name" and immediately exit.
The program does not go into interactive mode. Print output will be placed in the
file specified with "-o" option. If file name is not given with option "-o", print
output is stored in the file "print.pdf" in the current directory.

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