ipfmeta is used to simplify the maintenance of an IPfilter ruleset. It does this through the use of 'objects'. A matching object gets replaced by its values at runtime. ipfmeta is specifically geared towards IPfilter, but may also be used for other firewall packages (iptables). It is line-oriented: if an object has multiple values, the line with the object is duplicated and substituted for each value. It is also recursive: an object may have another object as a value.
Release Notes: Initial release.