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       fwb_pf - Policy compiler for OpenBSD packet filter "pf"


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


       fwb_pf  is  a  firewall  policy compiler component of Firewall Builder (see fwbuilder(1)).
       This compiler generates code for  OpenBSD  Packet  Filter  (pf).  Compiler  reads  objects
       definitions  and  firewall  description  from the data file specified with "-f" option and
       generates pf configuration files and firewall activation script.

       All generated files have names that start with the name of the firewall  object.  Firewall
       activation  script  has  extension  ".fw"  and is simple shell script that flushes current
       policy, loads new filter and nat rules and then activates pf.  PF configuration file  name
       starts with the name of the firewall object, plus "-pf.conf".  NAT configuration file name
       also starts with the name of the  firewall  object,  plus  "-nat.conf".  For  example,  if
       firewall   object   has   name  "myfirewall",  then  compiler  will  create  three  files:
       "myfirewall.fw", "myfirewall-pf.conf", "myfirewall-nat.conf".

       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 and PF
              configuration files 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 PF has been introduced in version 1.0.1 of Firewall Builder

       Supported features:

       o      both pf.conf and nat.conf files are generated

       o      negation in policy and NAT rules

       o      grouping in "from", "to" and ports using '{' '}' syntax

       o      if  checkbox  "Scrub"  is  checked in the rule options dialog, and rule's action is
              Accept, the compiler generates two (almost)  identical  rules:  first  with  action
              'scrub' and the second with action 'pass quick'

       o      stateful inspection in individual rule can be turned off in rule options dialog. By
              default compiler adds "keep state" or "modulate state" to  each  rule  with  action

       o      rule  options  dialog  provides  a choice of icmp or tcp rst replies for rules with
              action "Reject"

       o      compiler adds flag "allow-opts" if match on ip options is needed

       o      compiler can generate rules matching on TCP flags

       o      compiler can generate script adding ip aliases for NAT rules using  addresses  that
              do not belong to any interface of the firewall

       o      compiler  always  adds  rule  "block quick all" at the very bottom of the script to
              ensure "block all by default" policy even if the policy is empty.

       o      Address ranges in both policy and NAT

       Features that are not supported (yet)

       o      custom services

       What will not be supported (at least not anytime soon)

       o      policy routing


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