The rich language allows traditional complex firewall rules to be read and understood easier. The rich language uses keywords with values.
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The Rich language command format
The following is the format to use when adding a rule:
firewall-cmd [--zone=$zone] --add-rich-rule='$rule' [--timeout=$timeval]
The following will check if a rule named "testrule" is present within the "testzone" zone:
firewall-cmd [--zone=testzone] --query-rich-rule='testrule'
The following will list all current Rich Rules in the public zone:
firewall-cmd --zone=public --list-rich-rules
The following will allow all connections from a source address:
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-rich-rule 'rule family="ipv4" source address=198.51.100.2 accept'
The following will forward all IPv4 traffic on port 80 to port 8080 on host 188.8.131.52:
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-rich-rule 'rule family=ipv4 forward-port port=80 protocol=tcp to-port=8080 to-addr=198.51.100.2'