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       firestarter - program to manage and observe firewalls


       firestarter [options]


       This  manual page documents briefly the firestarter command.  This manual page was written
       for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a  manual
       page.  Instead, it has documentation in html format (see below).

       firestarter  is  a  GNOME  program  that  will  help  you  in configuring and monitoring a
       GNU/Linux firewall using either ipchains or iptables.


       This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long  options  starting  with
       two dashes (`-').  A summary of options is included below.

              Generate firewall scripts from current configuration. If firestarter is updated and
              you don't want to run the GUI, the scripts in /etc/firestarter are not  up-to-date.
              So you have to run firestarter with this option to update the scripts.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       --lock Lock the firewall, blocking all traffic.

       -p, --stop
              Stop the firewall.

       -s, --start
              Start the firewall.

              Start firestarter with the GUI not visible.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.


       This program is fully documented in


       This  manual  page was written by Ryan M. Golbeck <> and later revised
       by Rene Engelhard <> and Yann Verley <> for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                        November 26, 2004                          FIRESTARTER(8)