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       fwbuilder - Multiplatform firewall configuration tool


       /usr/bin/fwbuilder [-ffile.fwb] [-d] [-h] [-ofile] [-Pobject_name] [-r] [-v]


       fwbuilder is the Graphic User Interface (GUI) component of Firewall Builder.

       Firewall  Builder  consists  of  a  GUI  and  set of policy compilers for various firewall
       platforms. It helps users maintain a database of objects and allows policy  editing  using
       simple  drag-and-drop  operations.  GUI  generates firewall description in the form of XML
       file,  which  compilers  then  interpret  and  generate  platform-specific  code.  Several
       algorithms  are  provided for automated network objects discovery and bulk import of data.
       The GUI and policy compilers are completely independent, this provides  for  a  consistent
       abstract model and the same GUI for different firewall platforms.

       Firewall  Builder  supports firewalls based on iptables (Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x, see
       fwb_ipt(1)), ipfilter (variety of  platforms  including  *BSD,  Solaris  and  others,  see
       fwb_ipf(1)), pf (OpenBSD and FreeBSD, see fwb_pf(1)), ipfw (FreeBSD and others), Cisco PIX
       (v6.x and 7.x) and Cisco IOS extended access lists.


       -f FILE
              Specify the name of the file to be loaded when program starts.

       -r     When this command line option is given in combination with  -f  file,  the  program
              automatically opens RCS head revision of the file if file is in RCS. If file is not
              in RCS, this option does nothing and the file is opened as usual.

       -d     Turns on debug mode. Note that in this mode the program generates lots of output on
              standard error. This is used for debugging.

       -h     Prints brief help message

       -o file
              Specify the name of the file for the print output, see option "-P".

       -P object_name
              Print rules and objects for the firewall object "object_name" and immediately exit.
              The program does not go into interactive mode. Print output will be placed  in  the
              file specified with "-o" option.  If file name is not given with option "-o", print
              output is stored in the file "print.pdf" in the current directory.


              Fwbuilder v2.1 stores user preferences in this file.

       $HOME/.config/ Builder.conf
              Fwbuilder v3.0 stores user preferences in this file.


       Firewall Builder home page is located at the following URL:


       Please report bugs using bug tracking system on SourceForge:


       fwblookup(1), fwb_ipt(1), fwb_ipf(1), fwb_pf(1)