Provided by: arno-iptables-firewall_2.0.1.f-1_all bug


       arno-iptables-firewall - Single- & multi-homed firewall script with DSL/ADSL support.


       /etc/init.d/arno-iptables-firewall [start|stop|status|force-reload|restart]


       arno-iptables-firewall  is  an  iptables configuration script with support for both IPv4 &
       IPv6.  While it is extremely easy to use one can nevertheless use it in quite  complicated

       All available options are explained in the extensively documented configuration file.

       The  external  interface  of  the  system  needs  to  be  set up properly in the firewalls
       configuration file (EXT_IF).  The default behavior of the firewall is to deny all incoming

       For  additional  requirements  not covered by the configuration file custom iptables rules
       can be placed in /etc/arno-iptables-firewall/custom-rules.   This  file  is  automatically
       parsed by the service script.

       See  the README file (eg. in /usr/(local/)share/doc/arno-iptables-firewall) for an example
       how to manage logging of firewall events through syslogd.

       The arno-fwfilter script can be used to make the firewall logs more  readable  for  humans
       (see manpage).

       Several  plugins  for  the firewall script are available online. Plugins can be downloaded
       from Please see the README file for more information.


       /etc/init.d/arno-iptables-firewall              system service script
       /etc/arno-iptables-firewall/firewall.conf       firewall configuration
       /etc/arno-iptables-firewall/conf.d/             firewall configuration directory
       /etc/arno-iptables-firewall/custom-rules        custom iptables rules
       /etc/arno-iptables-firewall/blocked-hosts       host blacklist
       /etc/arno-iptables-firewall/mac-addresses       mac filter list

       Please note, that the last two files do exist in the initial configuration and  their  use
       is disabled in /etc/arno-iptables-firewall/firewall.conf


       iptables(8), arno-fwfilter(1), syslog.conf(5)

       The web site.


       arno-iptables-firewall was written by Arno van Amersfoort <>
       and Lonnie Abelbeck <>.

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