fwcheck_psad [options]


fwcheck_psad parses the iptables ruleset on the underlying system to see if iptables has been configured to log and block unwanted packets by default. This program is called by psad , but can also be executed manually from the command line.



Specify path to the psad configuration file. By default this is /etc/psad/psad.conf.


Allow the user to analyze a specific rulset from a file rather than the local policy.


Analyze the local iptables ruleset and exit.


Look for specific log prefix defined through the FW_MSG_SEARCH variable(s) in the configuration file.


Specify path to psad lib directory.


Display the help message.

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Michael Rash <[email protected]>


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