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       exclusion - Exclude a set of hosts from a definition in a shorewall configuration file.





       The first form of exclusion is used when you wish to exclude one or more addresses from a
       definition. An exclamation point is followed by a comma-separated list of addresses. The
       addresses may be single host addresses (e.g., or they may be network
       addresses in CIDR format (e.g., If your kernel and iptables include
       iprange support, you may also specify ranges of ip addresses of the form

       No embedded white-space is allowed.

       Exclusion can appear after a list of addresses and/or address ranges. In that case, the
       final list of address is formed by taking the first list and then removing the addresses
       defined in the exclusion.

       Beginning in Shorewall 4.4.13, the second form of exclusion is allowed after all and any
       in the SOURCE and DEST columns of shorewall-rules[1](5). It allows you to omit arbitrary
       zones from the list generated by those key words.

           If you omit a sub-zone and there is an explicit or explicit CONTINUE policy, a
           connection to/from that zone can still be matched by the rule generated for a parent

           For example:


               #ZONE          TYPE
               z1             ip
               z2:z1          ip


               #SOURCE         DEST          POLICY
               z1              net           CONTINUE
               z2              net           REJECT


               #ACTION         SOURCE        DEST        PROTO         DPORT
               ACCEPT          all!z2        net         tcp           22

           In this case, SSH connections from z2 to net will be accepted by the generated z1 to
           net ACCEPT rule.

       In most contexts, ipset names can be used as an address-or-range. Beginning with Shorewall
       4.4.14, ipset lists enclosed in +[...] may also be included (see shorewall-ipsets[2] (5)).
       The semantics of these lists when used in an exclusion are as follows:

       •   !+[set1,set2,...setN] produces a packet match if the packet does not match at least
           one of the sets. In other words, it is like NOT match set1 OR NOT match set2 ... OR
           NOT match setN.

       •   +[!set1,!set2,...!setN] produces a packet match if the packet does not match any of
           the sets. In other words, it is like NOT match set1 AND NOT match set2 ... AND NOT
           match setN.


       IPv4 Example 1 - All IPv4 addresses except

       IPv4 Example 2 - All IPv4 addresses except the network and the host

       IPv4 Example 3 - All IPv4 addresses except the range and the

       IPv4 Example 4 - The network except hosts and

       Example 5 - All parent zones except loc









        1. shorewall-rules

        2. shorewall-ipsets