firehol-iptables man page

firehol-iptables — include custom iptables commands


iptables argument...

ip6tables argument...


The iptables and ip6tables helper commands pass all of their arguments to the real iptables(8) or ip6tables(8) at the appropriate point during run-time.


When used in an interface or router, the result will not have a direct relationship to the enclosing definition as the parameters passed are only those you supply.

You should not use /sbin/iptables or /sbin/ip6tables directly in a FireHOL configuration as they will run before FireHOL activates its firewall. This means that the commands are applied to the previously running firewall, not the new firewall, and will be lost when the new firewall is activated.

The iptables and ip6tables helpers are provided to allow you to hook in commands safely.

See Also

firehol(1) - FireHOL program
firehol.conf(5) - FireHOL configuration
iptables(8) (…) - administration tool for IPv4 firewalls
ip6tables(8) (…) - administration tool for IPv6 firewalls
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Referenced By

firehol-conf(5), firehol-interface(5), firehol-modifiers(5), firehol-router(5).

firehol-ip6tables(5) is an alias of firehol-iptables(5).

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