Skip to main content
Help improve PyPI by participating in a 5-minute user interface survey!

Firewall macro compiler

Project Description


fwmacro is a library for generating iptables/ip6tables rules and to generate input files for iptables-restore and ip6tables-restore.

The library comes with two scripts: fwmpp and fwmc

The fwmpp command processes the simplified rules to a set of ip[6]tables rules and fwmc compiles a set of ip[6]tables rules to a ip[6]tables-restore file.


Typical setup/usage will be:

  • Create files with default chain sets in /etc/fwmacro/chains[4|6]/
  • Create a file with simplified rules in /etc/fwmacro/fw.rules
  • Compile these with: fwmpp /etc/fwmacro/fw.rules
  • Build restore files with: fwmc
  • Install iptables rules with: iptables-restore /etc/fwmacro/ipv4.rules
  • Install ip6tables rules with: ip6tables-restore /etc/fwmacro/ipv6.rules

Release history Release notifications

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
fwmacro-0.9.6-py2.7.egg (39.9 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Egg 2.7 Nov 25, 2016

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ AWS AWS Cloud computing Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page