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       firestarter - program to manage and observe firewalls


       firestarter [options]


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly  the  firestarter command.  This
       manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux  distribution  because
       the  original  program  does  not  have a manual page.  Instead, it has
       documentation in html format (see below).

       firestarter is a GNOME program that will help you  in  configuring  and
       monitoring a GNU/Linux firewall using either ipchains or iptables.


       This  program  follows  the  usual  GNU  command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below.

              Generate   firewall   scripts  from  current  configuration.  If
              firestarter is updated and you don’t want to run  the  GUI,  the
              scripts  in  /etc/firestarter are not up-to-date. So you have to
              run firestarter with this option to update the scripts.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       --lock Lock the firewall, blocking all traffic.

       -p, --stop
              Stop the firewall.

       -s, --start
              Start the firewall.

              Start firestarter with the GUI not visible.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.


       This program is fully documented in


       This manual page was written by Ryan M. Golbeck  <>
       and  later  revised by Rene Engelhard <> and Yann Verley
       <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be  used
       by others).

                               November 26, 2004