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       apf - easy iptables based firewall system




       This  manual page documents briefly the apf command.  This manual page was written for the
       Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

       Advanced Policy Firewall (APF) is an iptables (netfilter) based firewall  system  designed
       around  the  essential  needs of today's Internet deployed servers and the unique needs of
       custom deployed Linux installations. The configuration of  APF  is  designed  to  be  very
       informative and present the user with an easy to follow process, from top to bottom of the
       configuration file. The management of APF on a day-to-day  basis  is  conducted  from  the
       command line with the 'apf' command, which includes detailed usage information and all the
       features one would expect from a current and forward thinking firewall solution.


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

              load all firewall rules

              stop (flush) & reload firewall rules

              list all firewall rules

              output firewall status log

              refresh & resolve dns names in trust rules

       -a <HOST CMT|--allow <HOST COMMENT>
              add host (IP/FQDN) to allow_hosts.rules and immediately load new rule into firewall

       -d <HOST CMT|--deny <HOST COMMENT>
              add host (IP/FQDN) to deny_hosts.rules and immediately load new rule into firewall

       -u <HOST>|--remove <HOST>
              remove host from [glob]*_hosts.rules and immediately remove rule from firewall

              output all configuration options


       Copyright © 1999-2007, R-fx Networks <>
       Copyright  © 2007, Ryan MacDonald <> This program may be freely redistributed
       under the terms of the GNU GPL

       This manual page was written by Giuseppe Iuculano <>, for  the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others).

                                         August 17, 2008                                   APF(1)