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       fwbuilder - Multiplatform firewall configuration tool


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


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

       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.


       -f FILE
              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

       -h     Prints brief help message

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

       -P object_name
              Print  rules  and  objects for the firewall object "object_name"
              and immediately exit. The program does not go  into  interactive
              mode  and  does not need X11. 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.


              Fwbuilder v2.1 stores user preferences in this file.

       $HOME/.config/ Builder.conf
              Fwbuilder v3.0 stores user preferences in this file.


       Firewall  Builder  home  page  is  located  at   the   following   URL:


       Please report bugs using bug tracking system on SourceForge:


       fwblookup(1), fwb_ipt(1), fwb_ipf(1), fwb_pf(1)