APF(1) General Commands Manual APF(1)
apf - easy iptables based firewall system
This manual page documents briefly the apf command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program
does not have a manual page.
Advanced Policy Firewall (APF) is an iptables (netfilter) based firewall system designed around the essential needs of today's Internet
deployed servers and the unique needs of custom deployed Linux installations. The configuration of APF is designed to be very informative
and present the user with an easy to follow process, from top to bottom of the configuration file. The management of APF on a day-to-day
basis is conducted from the command line with the 'apf' command, which includes detailed usage information and all the features one would
expect from a current and forward thinking firewall solution.
apf follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
load all firewall rules
stop (flush) & reload firewall rules
list all firewall rules
output firewall status log
refresh & resolve dns names in trust rules
-a <HOST CMT|--allow <HOST COMMENT>
add host (IP/FQDN) to allow_hosts.rules and immediately load new rule into firewall
-d <HOST CMT|--deny <HOST COMMENT>
add host (IP/FQDN) to deny_hosts.rules and immediately load new rule into firewall
-u <HOST>|--remove <HOST>
remove host from [glob]*_hosts.rules and immediately remove rule from firewall
output all configuration options
Copyright (C) 1999-2007, R-fx Networks <email@example.com>
Copyright (C) 2007, Ryan MacDonald <firstname.lastname@example.org> This program may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL
This manual page was written by Giuseppe Iuculano <email@example.com>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
August 17, 2008 APF(1)