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       hosts - shorewall6 file




       This file is used to define zones in terms of subnets and/or individual IP addresses. Most
       simple setups don't need to (should not) place anything in this file.

       The order of entries in this file is not significant in determining zone composition.
       Rather, the order that the zones are declared in shorewall6-zones[1](5) determines the
       order in which the records in this file are interpreted.

           The only time that you need this file is when you have more than one zone connected
           through a single interface.

           If you have an entry for a zone and interface in shorewall6-interfaces[2](5) then do
           not include any entries in this file for that same (zone, interface) pair.

       The columns in the file are as follows (where the column name is followed by a different
       name in parentheses, the different name is used in the alternate specification syntax).

       ZONE - zone-name
           The name of a zone declared in shorewall6-zones[1](5). You may not list the firewall
           zone in this column.

       HOST(S) (hosts)- interface:[{[{address-or-range[,address-or-range]...|+ipset}[exclusion]]
           The name of an interface defined in the shorewall6-interfaces[2](5) file followed by a
           colon (":") and a comma-separated list whose elements are either:

            1. The IPv6 address of a host.

            2. A network in CIDR format.

            3. An IP address range of the form low.address-high.address. Your kernel and
               ip6tables must have iprange match support.

            4. The name of an ipset.

            5. The word dynamic which makes the zone dynamic in that you can use the shorewall
               add and shorewall delete commands to change to composition of the zone. This
               capability was added in Shorewall 4.4.21.

           You may also exclude certain hosts through use of an exclusion (see

       OPTIONS - [option[,option]...]
           An optional comma-separated list of options from the following list. The order in
           which you list the options is not significant but the list must have no embedded white

               shorewall6 should set up the infrastructure to pass packets from this/these
               address(es) back to themselves. This is necessary if hosts in this group use the
               services of a transparent proxy that is a member of the group or if DNAT is used
               to send requests originating from this group to a server in the group.

               This option is deprecated in Shorewall 4.4.25 in favor of entries in
               shorewall6-blrules[4] (5) or in the BLACKLIST section of shorewall6-rules[5](5).

               Check packets arriving on this port against the shorewall6-blacklist[6](5) file.

               Packets arriving from these hosts are checked for certain illegal combinations of
               TCP flags. Packets found to have such a combination of flags are handled according
               to the setting of TCP_FLAGS_DISPOSITION after having been logged according to the
               setting of TCP_FLAGS_LOG_LEVEL.

               The zone is accessed via a kernel 2.6 ipsec SA. Note that if the zone named in the
               ZONE column is specified as an IPSEC zone in the shorewall6-zones[1](5) file then
               you do NOT need to specify the 'ipsec' option here.




       shorewall6(8), shorewall6-accounting(5), shorewall6-actions(5), shorewall6-blacklist(5),
       shorewall6-interfaces(5), shorewall6-maclist(5), shoewall6-netmap(5),shorewall6-params(5),
       shorewall6-policy(5), shorewall6-providers(5), shorewall6-route_rules(5),
       shorewall6-routestopped(5), shorewall6-rules(5), shorewall6.conf(5),
       shorewall6-secmarks(5), shorewall6-tcclasses(5), shorewall6-tcdevices(5),
       shorewall6-tcrules(5), shorewall6-tos(5), shorewall6-tunnels(5), shorewall-zones(5)


        1. shorewall6-zones

        2. shorewall6-interfaces

        3. shorewall6-exclusion

        4. shorewall6-blrules

        5. shorewall6-rules

        6. shorewall6-blacklist

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