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       fwb_ipfw - Policy compiler for ipfw


       fwb_ipfw   [-vVx]  [-d  wdir]  [-o  output.fw]  [-i]  -f  data_file.xml


       fwb_ipfw is a firewall policy compiler component  of  Firewall  Builder
       (see  fwbuilder(1)). This compiler generates code for ipfw - a firewall
       and traffic shaper in FreeBSD (see  ipfw(8)).  Compiler  reads  objects
       definitions  and firewall description from the data file specified with
       "-f" option and generates firewall configuration and activation script.

       The generated file has a name that starts with the name of the firewall
       object, with an extension ".fw". It is  a  shell  script  that  flushes
       current policy, then loads new filter and nat rules.

       The data file and the name of the firewall objects must be specified on
       the command line. Other command line parameters are optional.


       -f FILE
              Specify the name of the data file to be processed.

       -o output.fw
              Specify output file name

       -d wdir
              Specify working directory.  Compiler creates firewall activation
              script  in  this  directory.  If this parameter is missing, then
              all files will be placed in the current working directory.

       -v     Be verbose: compiler prints diagnostic messages when it works.

       -V     Print version number and quit.

       -i     When this option is present, the last argument  on  the  command
              line is supposed to be firewall object ID rather than its name

       -x     Generate  debugging  information  while  working. This option is
              intended for debugging only and  may  produce  lots  of  cryptic


       Support for ipfw was added in version 1.0.10 of Firewall Builder


       Firewall   Builder   home   page  is  located  at  the  following  URL:


       Please report bugs using bug tracking system on SourceForge:


       fwbuilder(1), fwb_ipt(1), fwb_pf(1) fwb_ipf(1)