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Set default action for an interface or router.

Built 06 May 2015
firehol-policy(5)                             2.0.3                             firehol-policy(5)

NAME firehol-policy - set default action for an interface or router
SYNOPSIS policy action
DESCRIPTION The policy subcommand defines the default policy for an interface or router. The action can be any of the actions listed in firehol-actions(5). Note Change the default policy of a router only if you understand clearly what will be matched by the router statement whose policy is being changed. It is common to define overlapping router definitions. Changing the policy to anything other than the default return may cause strange results for your configuration. Warning Do not set a policy to accept unless you fully trust all hosts that can reach the interface. FireHOL CANNOT be used to create valid "accept by default" firewalls.
EXAMPLE interface eth0 intranet src # I trust this interface absolutely policy accept
SEE ALSO · firehol(1) - FireHOL program · firehol.conf(5) - FireHOL configuration · firehol-interface(5) - interface definition · firehol-router(5) - router definition · FireHOL Website ( · FireHOL Online PDF Manual ( · FireHOL Online HTML Manual (
FireHOL Reference Built 06 May 2015 firehol-policy(5)
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firehol-policy(5) referred by firehol-conf(5) | firehol-interface(5) | firehol-modifiers(5) | firehol-router(5) | firehol-variables(5)
refer to firehol(1) | firehol-actions(5) | firehol-interface(5) | firehol-router(5)