DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents briefly the firestarter command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in html format (see below).
firestarter is a GNOME program that will help you in configuring and monitoring a GNU/Linux firewall using either ipchains or iptables.
OPTIONSThis program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
- Generate firewall scripts from current configuration. If firestarter is updated and you don't want to run the GUI, the scripts in /etc/firestarter are not up-to-date. So you have to run firestarter with this option to update the scripts.
- -h, --help
- Show summary of options.
- Lock the firewall, blocking all traffic.
- -p, --stop
- Stop the firewall.
- -s, --start
- Start the firewall.
- Start firestarter with the GUI not visible.
- -v, --version
Show version of program.