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Mark traffic for traffic shaping tools.

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firehol-mark(5)                               2.0.3                               firehol-mark(5)

NAME firehol-mark - mark traffic for traffic shaping tools
SYNOPSIS mark value chain rule-params
DESCRIPTION The mark helper command sets a mark on packets that can be matched by traffic shaping tools for controlling the traffic. Note To set a mark on whole connections, see firehol-connmark(5). There is also a mark parameter which allows matching marks within individual rules (see firehol-params(5)). The value is the mark value to set (a 32 bit integer). The chain will be used to find traffic to mark. It can be any of the iptables(8) built in chains belonging to the mangle table. The chain names are: INPUT, FORWARD, OUTPUT, PREROUTING and POSTROUTING. The names are case-sensitive. The rule-params define a set of rule parameters to match the traffic that is to be marked within the chosen chain. See firehol-params(5) for more details. Any mark commands will affect all traffic matched. They must be declared before the first router or interface. Note If you want to do policy based routing based on iptables(8) marks, you will need to disable the Root Path Filtering on the interfaces involved (rp_filter in sysctl).
EXAMPLES # mark with 1, packets sent by the local machine mark 1 OUTPUT # mark with 2, packets routed by the local machine mark 2 FORWARD # mark with 3, packets routed by the local machine, sent from # destined for port TCP/25 of mark 3 FORWARD proto tcp dport 25 dst src
SEE ALSO · firehol(1) - FireHOL program · firehol.conf(5) - FireHOL configuration · firehol-params(5) - optional rule parameters · firehol-connmark(5) - set a stateful mark on a connection · iptables(8) ( - administration tool for IPv4 firewalls · ip6tables(8) ( - administration tool for IPv6 firewalls · ip(8) - show / manipulate routing, devices, policy routing and tunnels · FireHOL Website ( · FireHOL Online PDF Manual ( · FireHOL Online HTML Manual ( · Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO (
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firehol-mark(5) referred by firehol-conf(5) | firehol-connmark(5) | firehol-params(5)
refer to firehol(1) | firehol-connmark(5) | firehol-params(5) | ip(8) | iptables(8)