firestarter(8) program to manage and observe firewalls


firestarter [options]


This 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.


This 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.


This manual page was written by Ryan M. Golbeck <[email protected]> and later revised by Rene Engelhard <[email protected]> and Yann Verley <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).