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       lokkit, gnome-lokkit - simple firewall configuration tool


       gnome-lokkit [options]
       lokkit [options]


       This   manual  page  briefly  documents  the  gnome-lokkit  and  lokkit
       commands.  This manual page was written  for  the  Debian  distribution
       because  the  original programs do not have a manual page.  Instead, it
       has documentation in HTML format; see below.

       lokkit is a basic firewall configuration tool, designed for ease of use
       and  configuration.   While  it does not meet the needs for a corporate
       firewall, it is more than sufficient for workstations and for most home
       network  gateways.   It can also help detect if you are running an open
       mail relay.


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

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.  (gnome-lokkit only)

       -f, --fwtype
              Write Red Hat-style ipchains rules, rather than a shell  script.


       These options are only supported by lokkit.

       -q, --quiet
              Run  non-interactively;  only the command-line arguments will be

       -n, --nostart
              Do not start the firewall after configuration.

       --high Use the highest security level (default).

              Use the medium security level.

              Disable the firewall.

       --dhcp Allow DHCP messages through the firewall.  If  your  machine  is
              configured using DHCP, you probably should enable this.

       -p port:protocol, --port=port:protocol
              Allow a specific port through the firewall.  Ports can be either
              numeric or listed  in  /etc/services,  while  protocols  can  be
              numeric  or  listed  in  /etc/protocols.   For example, to allow
              active-mode FTP to work, use ftp-data:tcp.

       -t device, --trust=device
              Trust all traffic on the specified device (for example, eth0).

              Show a brief usage message.


       ipchains(8) /etc/services /etc/protocols
       The programs are documented fully in the GNOME Help system.


       This manual page was written by Chris  Lawrence  <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

       lokkit  and gnome-lokkit were written by Alan Cox <> and
       documented by Alan Cox and Telsa Gwynne <>.

                                March  4, 2002                       LOKKIT(8)