fwb_pix (1) - Linux Manuals

fwb_pix: Policy compiler for Cisco PIX


fwb_ipt - Policy compiler for Cisco PIX


fwb_pix [-vVi] [-d wdir] -f data_file.xml object_name


fwb_pix is firewall policy compiler component of Firewall Builder (see fwbuilder(1)). Compiler reads objects definitions and firewall description from the data file specified with "-f" option and generates resultant Cisco PIX configuration file. The configuration is written to the file with the name the same as the name of the firewall object, plus extension ".fw".

The data file and the name of the firewall objects must be specified on the command line. Other command line parameters are optional.


Specify the name of the data file to be processed.

-d wdir
Specify working directory. Compiler creates file with PIX configuration in this directory. If this parameter is missing, then PIX configuration will be placed in the current working directory.

Be verbose: compiler prints diagnostic messages when it works.

Print version number and quit.

When this option is present, the last argument on the command line is supposed to be firewall object ID rather than its name


Firewall Builder home page is located at the following URL: http://www.fwbuilder.org/


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fwbuilder(1), fwb_ipf(1), fwb_ipt(1) fwb_pf(1)