shorewall-lite.conf - Shorewall Lite global configuration file
This file sets options that apply to Shorewall Lite as a whole.
The file consists of Shell comments (lines beginning with '#'), blank
lines and assignment statements (variable=value). Each variable's
setting is preceded by comments that describe the variable and it's
Any option not specified in this file gets its value from the
shorewall.conf file used during compilation of
/var/lib/shorewall-lite/firewall. Those settings may be found in the
The following options may be set in shorewall.conf.
This parameter names the iptables executable to be used by
Shorewall. If not specified or if specified as a null value, then
the iptables executable located using the PATH option is used.
This parameter tells the /sbin/shorewall program where to look for
Shorewall messages when processing the dump, logwatch, show log,
and hits commands. If not assigned or if assigned an empty value,
/var/log/messages is assumed.
The value of this variable generate the --log-prefix setting for
Shorewall logging rules. It contains a “printf” formatting template
which accepts three arguments (the chain name, logging rule number
(optional) and the disposition). To use LOGFORMAT with fireparse,
set it as:
LOGFORMAT="fp=%s:%d a=%s "
If the LOGFORMAT value contains the substring “%d” then the logging
rule number is calculated and formatted in that position; if that
substring is not included then the rule number is not included. If
not supplied or supplied as empty (LOGFORMAT="") then
“Shorewall:%s:%s:” is assumed.
Determines the order in which Shorewall searches directories for
Specifies the simple name of a file in /var/lib/shorewall to be
used as the default restore script in the shorewall save, shorewall
restore, shorewall forget and shorewall -f start commands.
This option is used to specify the shell program to be used to run
the Shorewall compiler and to interpret the compiled script. If not
specified or specified as a null value, /bin/sh is assumed. Using a
light-weight shell such as ash or dash can significantly improve
This parameter should be set to the name of a file that the
firewall should create if it starts successfully and remove when it
stops. Creating and removing this file allows Shorewall to work
with your distribution's initscripts. For RedHat, this should be
set to /var/lock/subsys/shorewall. For Debian, the value is
/var/state/shorewall and in LEAF it is /var/run/shorwall.
Shorewall has traditionally been very noisy (produced lots of
output). You may set the default level of verbosity using the
0 - Silent. You may make it more verbose using the -v
1 - Major progress messages displayed
2 - All progress messages displayed (old default
If not specified, then 2 is assumed.
shorewall-lite(8), shorewall-accounting(5), shorewall-actions(5),
shorewall-blacklist(5), shorewall-hosts(5), shorewall-interfaces(5),
shorewall-ipsec(5), shorewall-maclist(5), shorewall-masq(5),
shorewall-nat(5), shorewall-netmap(5), shorewall-params(5),
shorewall-policy(5), shorewall-providers(5), shorewall-proxyarp(5),
shorewall-rules(5), shorewall-tcclasses(5), shorewall-tcdevices(5),
shorewall-tcrules(5), shorewall-tos(5), shorewall-tunnels(5),
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