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       fwb_pf - Policy compiler for OpenBSD packet filter "pf"


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


       fwb_pf is a firewall policy compiler component of Firewall Builder (see
       fwbuilder(1)).  This  compiler generates code for OpenBSD Packet Filter
       (pf). Compiler reads objects definitions and firewall description  from
       the data file specified with "-f" option and generates pf configuration
       files and firewall activation script.

       All generated files have names that start with the name of the firewall
       object.  Firewall  activation  script has extension ".fw" and is simple
       shell script that flushes current policy,  loads  new  filter  and  nat
       rules  and  then  activates pf.  PF configuration file name starts with
       the name of the firewall object, plus  "-pf.conf".   NAT  configuration
       file  name  also  starts  with  the  name  of the firewall object, plus
       "-nat.conf". For example, if firewall  object  has  name  "myfirewall",
       then  compiler  will  create three files: "myfirewall.fw", "myfirewall-
       pf.conf", "myfirewall-nat.conf".

       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 and PF configuration files 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 PF has been introduced in version 1.0.1 of Firewall Builder

       Supported features:

       o      both pf.conf and nat.conf files are generated

       o      negation in policy and NAT rules

       o      grouping in "from", "to" and ports using ’{’ ’}’ syntax

       o      if checkbox "Scrub" is checked in the rule options  dialog,  and
              rule’s  action  is  Accept,  the compiler generates two (almost)
              identical rules: first with action ’scrub’ and the  second  with
              action ’pass quick’

       o      stateful inspection in individual rule can be turned off in rule
              options  dialog.  By  default  compiler  adds  "keep  state"  or
              "modulate state" to each rule with action ’pass’

       o      rule options dialog provides a choice of icmp or tcp rst replies
              for rules with action "Reject"

       o      compiler adds flag "allow-opts" if match on ip options is needed

       o      compiler can generate rules matching on TCP flags

       o      compiler  can  generate  script  adding ip aliases for NAT rules
              using addresses that do not  belong  to  any  interface  of  the

       o      compiler  always  adds rule "block quick all" at the very bottom
              of the script to ensure "block all by default"  policy  even  if
              the policy is empty.

       o      Address ranges in both policy and NAT

       Features that are not supported (yet)

       o      custom services

       What will not be supported (at least not anytime soon)

       o      policy routing


       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_ipf(1)