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NAME

netscript - netscript network configuration command  

SYNOPSIS

netscript start|stop|reload|restart
netscript ifup|ifdown|ifqos|ifreload <interface-name>|all
netscript compile [ -fhq ] [ -b max-backup-level ]
netscript ipfilter load|clear|fairq|flush|reload|save
netscript ipfilter usebackup [ backup-number ]
netscript ipfilter exec <function-name1>|<function-name2> [chain p1 p2 ...]
netscript ip6filter load|clear|fairq|flush|reload|save
netscript ip6filter usebackup [ backup-number ]
netscript ip6filter exec <function-name1>|<function-name2> [chain p1 p2 ...]

 

DESCRIPTION

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

This command is used to configure/reconfigure the interface configuration, ipchains filter setup, and ip route service ( QoS ) setup that are configured in netscript's configuration files. It can manipulate individual interfaces, and reconfigure the iptables filter contents and firewall setup, or reconfigure the QoS setup.

It is rather incomplete as it does not describe fully the finely tuned manipulations that happen due to netscript's design which enables a Linux box to serve as a high availability heavy-duty mission-critcial network router or firewall.

 

COMPILE CONFIGURATION MODE

The rules can be compiled and automatically loaded on boot by setting the IPV4_CONFIGURE_SWITCH switch in network.conf(5) to the value of the function used to configure the kernel. Net-compile(8) creates this function as 'Configure'. If this switch is set, the netscript startup will run netscript-compile(8) to make sure everything is up to date and load the rules from /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf, and the relevant settings in network.conf(5) which are used to establish packet grooming and configure the built in kernel netfilter INPUT and FORWARD chains in the filter table. If compilation fails, the previous rule set is not replaced and it is used instead.

A similar mode exists for IPv6, but it is not fully implemented yet.

 

IPTABLES CONFIGURATION MODE

This configuration mode corresponds to the old method of doing it using iptables-save(8) and iptables-restore(8). This is the default for operation, and occurs if the IPV4_CONFIGURE_SWITCH is not set in network.conf(5).

This is the metoh still used by IPv6 as well.

 

OPTIONS

start
Set up networking configruation by loading ipcahins filters, setting up bridge, configuring interfaces and running any configured lower layer protocol daemons or commands. For use from a startup script.
stop
Shut everything down. For use from a startup script.
reload
Refresh the setup of netscript except for iptables from the configuration files in /etc/netscript
restart|force-reload
Stop everthing and then start everything again. For use from a startup script.
ifup <interface-name>|all
Bring interfaces(s) up by starting any protocol daemons, and configuring interfaces.
ifdown <interface-name>|all
Shutdown said interface(s) by doing reverse of ifdown.
ifqos <interface-name>|all
Reload QoS configuration for interface(s).
ifreload <interface-name>|all
Refresh the interface setup and implement any configuration changes.
ifreset <interface-name>|all
Shutdown and then restart interface(s), reloading configuration from lower layer up to the network layer.
compile [ -fhq ] [ -b max-backup-level ]
Compile the new definitions in /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs directory into a new set of functions in the /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs-compiled.conf file. See the netscript-compile(8) and ipfilter-defs(5) manpages for details.
ipfilter load|reload
Load/reload the IPv4 iptables filters and reconfigure the firewalling, from that saved in /etc/netscript/iptables (via iptables-restore(8) ), and the QoS fair queuing setup, or by excuting the requisite configuration function from /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs-compiled.conf if using ipfilter-defs(5) mode.
ipfilter save
Save the IPv4 iptables configuration to /etc/netscript/iptables via iptables-save(8) , after backing it up to /etc/netscript/iptables.1 and cycling the previous backup files down through the configuration history. This does not work if the IPv6 side of netscript is operating in ipfilter-defs(5) mode.
ipfilter usebackup [ backup-number ]
Restore setup from the IPv4 iptables backup configuration from /etc/netscript/iptables.n ( default 1 ) via iptables-restore(8), or if the ipfilter-defs(5) backend is used, the requisite backup number from the /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf history files.
ipfilter clear|flush
Remove iptables and any firewall setup, and if IPV4_FWDING_KERNEL is set to FILTER_ON (see network.conf(5) ), disables all IPv4 packet forwarding on the router. Very useful for debugging protocol problems on a firewall by enabling a reasonably safe check to be made with the filtering down.
ipfilter forward|fwd
Turns on the IPv4 kernel forwarding switch manually. This is irrespective of the setting of IPV4_FWDING_KERNEL (see network.conf(5) ). Use with caution as it will allow traffic through the box.
ipfilter noforward|nofwd
Turns off the IPv4 kernel forwarding switch manually. This is irrespective of the setting of IPV4_FWDING_KERNEL (see network.conf(5) ). Use with caution as it will cut off reachability.
ipfilter fairq
Reload the IPv4 fairq chain that marks the packets for the QoS interface transmit queues.
ip6filter load|reload
Load/reload the IPv6 iptables filters and reconfigure the firewalling, from that saved in /etc/netscript/ip6tables
 (via  ip6tables-restore(8) ), and the QoS fair queuing setup, or by excuting the requisite configuration function from /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs-compiled.conf if using ipfilter-defs(5) mode.
ip6filter save
Save the IPv6 iptables configuration to /etc/netscript/iptables via ip6tables-save(8) , after backing it up to /etc/netscript/ip6tables.1 and cycling the previous backup files down through the configuration history. This does not work if the IPv6 side of netscript is operating in ipfilter-defs(5) mode.
ip6filter usebackup [ backup-number ]
Restore setup from the IPv6 iptables backup configuration from /etc/netscript/ip6tables.n ( default 1 ) via ip6tables-restore(8), or if the ipfilter-defs(5) backend is used, the requisite backup number from the /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf history files.
ip6filter clear|flush
Remove IPv6 iptables setup, and if IPV6_FWDING_KERNEL is set to FILTER_ON (see network.conf(5) ), disables all IPv6 packet forwarding on the router. Very useful for debugging protocol problems on a firewall by enabling a reasonably safe check to be made with the filtering down.
ip6filter forward|fwd
Turns on the IPv6 kernel forwarding switch manually. This is irrespective of the setting of IPV6_FWDING_KERNEL (see network.conf(5) ). Use with caution as it will allow traffic through the box.
ip6filter noforward|nofwd
Turns off the IPv6 kernel forwarding switch manually. This is irrespective of the setting of IPV6_FWDING_KERNEL (see network.conf(5) ). Use with caution as it will affect reachability.
ip6filter fairq
Reload the IPv6 fairq chain that marks the packets for the QoS interface transmit queues.

 

FILES

/etc/netscript/if.conf, /etc/netscript/ipfilter.conf,
/etc/netscript/network.conf, /etc/netscript/qos.conf,
/etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf,
/etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs-compiled.conf,
/etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs directory,
/etc/netscript/iptables, /etc/netscript/ip6tables,
/etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs-compiled

 

SEE ALSO

netscript-compile(8), ipfilter-defs(5), if.conf(5), ipfilter.conf(5), network.conf(5), qos.conf(5), ip(8), tc(8), iptables(8), iptables-restore(8), iptables-save(8), ip6tables(8), ip6tables-restore(8), ip6tables-save(8), brcfg(8).

 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Matthew Grant <grantma@anathoth.gen.nz>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

 

BUGS

I wrote this manpage when I was half asleep...


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
COMPILE CONFIGURATION MODE
IPTABLES CONFIGURATION MODE
OPTIONS
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
BUGS

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