Specify the name of the data file to be processed.
Specify output file name
Specify working directory. Compiler creates firewall activation
script and ipfilter configuration files in this directory. If this
parameter is missing, then all files will be placed in the
current working directory.
Be verbose: compiler prints diagnostic messages when it works.
Print version number and quit.
When this option is present, the last argument on the command line is
supposed to be firewall object ID rather than its name
Generate debugging information while working. This option is intended
for debugging only and may produce lots of cryptic messages.
Support for ipf returned in version 1.0.1 of Firewall Builder
o both ipf.conf and nat.conf files are generated
o negation in policy rules
o stateful inspection in individual rule can be turned off in rule options dialog. By default compiler adds "keep state" or "modulate state" to each rule with action pass
o rule options dialog provides a choice of icmp or tcp rst replies for rules with action "Reject"
o compiler adds flag "allow-opts" if match on ip options is needed
o compiler can generate rules matching on TCP flags
o compiler can generate script adding ip aliases for NAT rules using addresses that do not belong to any interface of the firewall
o compiler always adds rule "block quick all" at the very bottom of the script to ensure "block all by default" policy even if the policy is empty.
o Address ranges in both policy and NAT
Features that are not supported (yet)
o negation in NAT
o custom services
Features that wont be supported (at least not anytime soon)
o policy routing
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