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       policy - shorewall6 policy file




       This file defines the high-level policy for connections between zones defined in

           The order of entries in this file is important

           This file determines what to do with a new connection request if we don't get a match
           from the /etc/shorewall6/rules file . For each source/destination pair, the file is
           processed in order until a match is found ("all" will match any client or server).

           Intra-zone policies are pre-defined

           For $FW and for all of the zones defined in /etc/shorewall6/zones, the POLICY for
           connections from the zone to itself is ACCEPT (with no logging or TCP connection rate
           limiting but may be overridden by an entry in this file. The overriding entry must be
           explicit (cannot use "all" in the SOURCE or DEST).

           Similarly, if you have IMPLICIT_CONTINUE=Yes in shorewall6.conf, then the implicit
           policy to/from any sub-zone is CONTINUE. These implicit CONTINUE policies may also be
           overridden by an explicit entry in this file.

       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).

       SOURCE - zone|$FW|all
           Source zone. Must be the name of a zone defined in shorewall6-zones[1](5), $FW or

       DEST - zone|$FW|all
           Destination zone. Must be the name of a zone defined in shorewall6-zones[1](5), $FW or
           "all". If the DEST is a bport zone, then the SOURCE must be "all", another bport zone
           associated with the same bridge, or it must be an ipv6 zone that is associated with
           only the same bridge.

       POLICY -
           Policy if no match from the rules file is found.

           If the policy is other than CONTINUE or NONE then the policy may be followed by ":"
           and one of the following:

            1. The word "None" or "none". This causes any default action defined in
               shorewall6.conf[2](5) to be omitted for this policy.

            2. The name of an action (requires that USE_ACTIONS=Yes in shorewall6.conf[2](5)).
               That action will be invoked before the policy is enforced.

            3. The name of a macro. The rules in that macro will be applied before the policy is
               enforced. This does not require USE_ACTIONS=Yes.

           Possible policies are:

               Accept the connection.

               Ignore the connection request.

               For TCP, send RST. For all other, send an "unreachable" ICMP.

               Queue the request for a user-space application such as Snort-inline.

               Queue the request for a user-space application using the nfnetlink_queue
               mechanism. If a queuenumber is not given, queue zero (0) is assumed.

               Pass the connection request past any other rules that it might also match (where
               the source or destination zone in those rules is a superset of the SOURCE or DEST
               in this policy). See shorewall6-nesting[3](5) for additional information.

               Assume that there will never be any packets from this SOURCE to this DEST.
               shorewall6 will not create any infrastructure to handle such packets and you may
               not have any rules with this SOURCE and DEST in the /etc/shorewall6/rules file. If
               such a packet is received, the result is undefined. NONE may not be used if the
               SOURCE or DEST columns contain the firewall zone ($FW) or "all".

       LOG LEVEL (loglevel) - [log-level|NFLOG]
           Optional - if supplied, each connection handled under the default POLICY is logged at
           that level. If not supplied, no log message is generated. See syslog.conf(5) for a
           description of log levels.

           You may also specify NFLOG (must be in upper case). This will log to the NFLOG target
           and will send to a separate log through use of ulogd

           If you don't want to log but need to specify the following column, place "-" here.

       BURST:LIMIT (limit) - [{s|d}:[[name]:]]]rate/{second|minute}[:burst]
           If passed, specifies the maximum TCP connection rate and the size of an acceptable
           burst. If not specified, TCP connections are not limited. If the burst parameter is
           omitted, a value of 5 is assumed.

           When s: or d: is specified, the rate applies per source IP address or per destination
           IP address respectively. The name may be chosen by the user and specifies a hash table
           to be used to count matching connections. If not give, the name shorewall is assumed.
           Where more than one POLICY specifies the same name, the connections counts for the
           policies are aggregated and the individual rates apply to the aggregated count.

       CONNLIMIT - limit[:mask]
           May be used to limit the number of simultaneous connections from each individual host
           to limit connections. While the limit is only checked on connections to which this
           policy could apply, the number of current connections is calculated over all current
           connections from the SOURCE host. By default, the limit is applied to each host
           individually but can be made to apply to networks of hosts by specifying a mask. The
           mask specifies the width of a VLSM mask to be applied to the source address; the
           number of current connections is then taken over all hosts in the subnet


        1. All connections from the local network to the internet are allowed

        2. All connections from the internet are ignored but logged at syslog level KERNEL.INFO.

        3. All other connection requests are rejected and logged at level KERNEL.INFO.

                   #SOURCE         DEST            POLICY          LOG           BURST:LIMIT
                   #                                               LEVEL
                   loc             net             ACCEPT
                   net             all             DROP            info
                   all             all             REJECT          info




       shorewall6(8), shorewall6-accounting(5), shorewall6-actions(5), shorewall6-blacklist(5),
       shorewall6-hosts(5), shorewall6-interfaces(5), shorewall6-ipsec(5), shorewall6-maclist(5),
       shorewall6-masq(5), shorewall6-nat(5), shorewall6-netmap(5),
       shoewall6-netmap(5),shorewall6-params(5), shorewall6-policy(5), shorewall6-providers(5),
       shorewall6-proxyarp(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),


        1. shorewall6-zones

        2. shorewall6.conf

        3. shorewall6-nesting

[FIXME: source]                             12/13/2011                       SHOREWALL6-POLICY(5)