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       fwb_ipfw - Policy compiler for ipfw


       fwb_ipfw [-vVx] [-d wdir] [-o output.fw] [-i] -f data_file.xml object_name


       fwb_ipfw  is  a firewall policy compiler component of Firewall Builder (see fwbuilder(1)).
       This compiler generates code for ipfw - a firewall and  traffic  shaper  in  FreeBSD  (see
       ipfw(8)).  Compiler  reads objects definitions and firewall description from the data file
       specified with "-f" option and generates firewall configuration and activation script.

       The generated file has a name that starts with the name of the firewall  object,  with  an
       extension  ".fw".  It is a shell script that flushes current policy, then loads new filter
       and nat rules.

       The data file and the name of the firewall objects must be specified on the command  line.
       Other command line parameters are optional.


       -f FILE
              Specify the name of the data file to be processed.

       -o output.fw
              Specify output file name

       -d wdir
              Specify  working  directory.   Compiler  creates firewall activation script in this
              directory.  If this parameter is missing, then all files  will  be  placed  in  the
              current working directory.

       -v     Be verbose: compiler prints diagnostic messages when it works.

       -V     Print version number and quit.

       -i     When  this  option is present, the last argument on the command line is supposed to
              be firewall object ID rather than its name

       -x     Generate debugging information while working. This option is intended for debugging
              only and may produce lots of cryptic messages.


       Support for ipfw was added in version 1.0.10 of Firewall Builder


       Firewall Builder home page is located at the following URL:


       Please report bugs using bug tracking system on SourceForge:


       fwbuilder(1), fwb_ipt(1), fwb_pf(1) fwb_ipf(1)