firehol-server(5) server, route commands: accept requests to a service


{ server | server46 } service action rule-params

server4 service action rule-params

server6 service action rule-params

{ route | route46 } service action rule-params

route4 service action rule-params

route6 service action rule-params


The server subcommand defines a server of a service on an interface or router. Any rule-params given to a parent interface or router are inherited by the server.

For FireHOL a server is the destination of a request. Even though this is more complex for some multi-socket services, to FireHOL a server always accepts requests.

The route subcommand is an alias for server which may only be used in routers.

The service parameter is one of the supported service names from firehol-services(5). Multiple services may be specified, space delimited in quotes.

The action can be any of the actions listed in firehol-actions(5).

The rule-params define a set of rule parameters to further restrict the traffic that is matched to this service. See firehol-params(5) for more details.


Writing server4 is equivalent to writing ipv4 server and ensures this subcommand is applied only in the IPv4 firewall rules.

Writing server6 is equivalent to writing ipv6 server and ensures this subcommand is applied only in the IPv6 firewall rules.

Writing server46 is equivalent to writing both server and ensures this subcommand is applied in both the IPv4 and IPv6 firewall rules; it cannot be used as part an interface or router that is IPv4 or IPv6 only.

The default server inherits its behaviour from the enclosing interface or router.

The same rules apply to the variations of route.


server smtp accept
server "smtp pop3" accept
server smtp accept src
server smtp accept log "mail packet" src


FireHOL Team.