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       ipmasq - set up IP Masquerading


       ipmasq [-dbngrhv]


       This manual page very briefly documents the ipmasq command.

       ipmasq  sets  up  IP  Masquerading  firewall  rules  using the ipfwadm,
       ipchains or iptables command, depending on the kernel version.

       ipmasq understands the following options:

       -v, --verbose
              Display the ipfwadm(8) or ipchains(8) commands that will be run.

       -n, --no-act
              Do not change any firewall rules.

       -d, --display
              Shorthand for --verbose --no-act

       -g, --debug
              Display the names of the rules files as they are being executed.

       -r     rules-dir, --rules rules-dir Use the rules files found in rules-
              dir instead of /etc/ipmasq/rules

       -V, --version
              Print  the  version of the ipmasq package to the standard output
              and exit.

       -h, --help
              Print a help message to the standard output and exit.


       ipmasq "takes over" the firewall rules table.  To  add  firewall  rules
       such  that  they  will survive a refresh of the rules table, add them a
       file in the /etc/ipmasq/rules directory with  a  .rul  extension.   See


              Rules files.  See ipmasq-rule(5).
              Empty  file,  which  if  present,  gives  ipmasq  permission  to
              automatically refresh the rules table  automatically  when  pppd
              brings a link up or down.
              Deprecated.   Additional rules to apply after the default rules.
              Deprecated.  Use a .rul file in /etc/ipmasq/rules instead.


       ipmasq-kmod(8),   ipfwadm(8),   ipchains(8),   ipofif(8),    nmofif(8),
       peerofif(8), default-if(8), enumerate-if(8), ipmasq-rule(5)


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