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IPF(8)			    System Manager's Manual			IPF(8)

NAME
       ipf - alters packet filtering lists for IP packet input and output

SYNOPSIS
       ipf [ -6AdDEInoPrsUvVyzZ	] [ -l <block|pass|nomatch> ] [	-F <i|o|a|s|S>
       ] -f <filename> [ -f <filename> [...]]

DESCRIPTION
       ipf opens the filenames listed (treating	"-" as stdin) and  parses  the
       file  for  a  set  of  rules  which are to be added or removed from the
       packet filter rule set.

       Each rule processed by ipf is added to the kernel's internal  lists  if
       there  are  no parsing problems.	 Rules are added to the	end of the in-
       ternal lists, matching the order	in which they  appear  when  given  to
       ipf.

OPTIONS
       -6     This  option  is	required  to parse IPv6	rules and to have them
	      loaded.

       -A     Set the list to make changes to the active list (default).

       -d     Turn debug mode on.  Causes a hexdump of filter rules to be gen-
	      erated as	it processes each one.

       -D     Disable  the  filter  (if	 enabled).  Not	effective for loadable
	      kernel versions.

       -E     Enable the filter	(if disabled).	 Not  effective	 for  loadable
	      kernel versions.

       -F <i|o|a>
	      This option specifies which filter list to flush.	 The parameter
	      should either be "i" (input), "o"	(output) or  "a"  (remove  all
	      filter  rules).  Either a	single letter or an entire word	start-
	      ing with the appropriate letter maybe used.  This	 option	 maybe
	      before,  or  after, any other with the order on the command line
	      being that used to execute options.

       -F <s|S>
	      To flush entries from the	state table, the -F option is used  in
	      conjunction with either "s" (removes state information about any
	      non-fully	established connections) or "S"	 (deletes  the	entire
	      state  table).   Only  one  of  the two options may be given.  A
	      fully established	connection will	show up	in ipfstat  -s	output
	      as  4/4,	with  deviations either	way indicating it is not fully
	      established any more.

       -f <filename>
	      This option specifies which files	ipf should use	to  get	 input
	      from for modifying the packet filter rule	lists.

       -I     Set the list to make changes to the inactive list.

       -l  <pass|block|nomatch>
	      Use  of  the  -l flag toggles default logging of packets.	 Valid
	      arguments	to this	option are pass, block and nomatch.   When  an
	      option  is set, any packet which exits filtering and matches the
	      set category is logged.  This is most  useful  for  causing  all
	      packets which don't match	any of the loaded rules	to be logged.

       -n     This  flag  (no-change)  prevents	 ipf  from actually making any
	      ioctl calls or doing anything which would	 alter	the  currently
	      running kernel.

       -o     Force  rules  by	default	to be added/deleted to/from the	output
	      list, rather than	the (default) input list.

       -P     Add rules	as temporary entries in	the authentication rule	table.

       -r     Remove matching filter rules rather than add them	to the	inter-
	      nal lists

       -s     Swap the active filter list in use to be the "other" one.

       -U     (SOLARIS	2 ONLY)	Block packets travelling along the data	stream
	      which aren't recognised as IP packets.  They will	be printed out
	      on the console.

       -v     Turn  verbose  mode  on.	 Displays information relating to rule
	      processing.

       -V     Show version information.	 This will display the version	infor-
	      mation  compiled	into  the  ipf binary and retrieve it from the
	      kernel code (if running/present).	 If it is present in the  ker-
	      nel,  information	 about	its  current  state  will be displayed
	      (whether logging is active, default filtering, etc).

       -y     Manually resync the in-kernel interface list  maintained	by  IP
	      Filter with the current interface	status list.

       -z     For  each	rule in	the input file,	reset the statistics for it to
	      zero and display the statistics prior to them being zeroed.

       -Z     Zero global statistics held in the  kernel  for  filtering  only
	      (this doesn't affect fragment or state statistics).

FILES
       /dev/ipauth
       /dev/ipl
       /dev/ipstate

SEE ALSO
       ipftest(1), mkfilters(1), ipf(4), ipl(4), ipf(5), ipfstat(8), ipmon(8),
       ipnat(8)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Needs to	be run as root for the packet filtering	lists to  actually  be
       affected	inside the kernel.

BUGS
       If you find any,	please send email to me	at darrenr@pobox.com

									IPF(8)

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