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       firehol-server - server, route commands: accept requests to a service


       { server | server46 } service action rule-params

       server4 service action rule-params

       server6 service action rule-params

       { route | route46 } service action rule-params

       route4 service action rule-params

       route6 service action rule-params


       The  server subcommand defines a server of a service on an interface or router.  Any rule-
       params given to a parent interface or router are inherited by the server.

       For FireHOL a server is the destination of a request.  Even though this  is  more  complex
       for some multi-socket services, to FireHOL a server always accepts requests.

       The route subcommand is an alias for server which may only be used in routers.

       The  service  parameter  is  one  of the supported service names from firehol-services(5).
       Multiple services may be specified, space delimited in quotes.

       The action can be any of the actions listed in firehol-actions(5).

       The rule-params define a set of rule parameters to further restrict the  traffic  that  is
       matched to this service.  See firehol-params(5) for more details.


              Writing server4 is equivalent to writing ipv4 server and ensures this subcommand is
              applied only in the IPv4 firewall rules.

              Writing server6 is equivalent to writing ipv6 server and ensures this subcommand is
              applied only in the IPv6 firewall rules.

              Writing  server46  is equivalent to writing both server and ensures this subcommand
              is applied in both the IPv4 and IPv6 firewall rules; it cannot be used as  part  an
              interface or router that is IPv4 or IPv6 only.

              The default server inherits its behaviour from the enclosing interface or router.

              The same rules apply to the variations of route.


              server smtp accept

              server "smtp pop3" accept

              server smtp accept src

              server smtp accept log "mail packet" src


firehol(1) - FireHOL program

       • firehol.conf(5) - FireHOL configuration

       • firehol-modifiers(5) - ipv4/ipv6 selection

       • firehol-services(5) - services list

       • firehol-actions(5) - actions for rules

       • firehol-params(5) - optional rule parameters

       • firehol-client(5) - client subcommand

       • firehol-interface(5) - interface definition

       • firehol-router(5) - router definition

       • FireHOL Website (

       • FireHOL Online PDF Manual (

       • FireHOL Online Documentation (


       FireHOL Team.