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lokkit, gnome-lokkit - simple firewall configuration tool
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
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is
Show summary of options.
Show version of program. (gnome-lokkit only)
Write Red Hat-style ipchains rules, rather than a shell script.
These options are only supported by lokkit.
Run non-interactively; only the command-line arguments will be
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 <email@example.com>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
lokkit and gnome-lokkit were written by Alan Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
documented by Alan Cox and Telsa Gwynne <email@example.com>.
March 4, 2002 LOKKIT(8)