netscript-compile(8) netscript ipfilter-defs compile back end.


netcript-compile [ -fhq ] [ -b max-backup-level ]


This manual page documents briefly the netscript-compile command from the netscript router/firewall network configuration package.

This command is the back end to the netscript compile command documented in netscript(8) manpage. See ipfilter-defs(5) for the details on the definitions files in /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.

By default it checks to see if the relevant files in the /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs directory have been updated by comparing their modification times to that of /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf, and if updating is needed, it recompiles and re-creates the file. Up to max-backup-levels of history are kept of previously compiled /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf files, with a numeric extention in order of increasing age.


-b max-backup-level
Sets the maximum level of backups kept of previously compiled files. This defaults to 2 (see /etc/netscript/netscript-compile.conf), and it is also used by the netscript(8) compile command.
Force compile even though compile file is up to date with definitions. The testing depends on the modification times of the definition file inodes in the file system.

Show a summary of options.
Quiet compile. This option suppresses informational progress messages.


/etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs directory.


This manual page was written by Matthew Grant <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


I wrote this manpage when I was not half asleep...