Recommended installation is via git. This makes it easy to update to the latest version in the future.

After installing git, youcan fetch the latest code from GitHub and install:

Initial Installation

  1. cd /usr/local/src/
  2. git clone git://
  3. cd husk
  4. make test
  5. make install

Initial Configuration

  1. cd /etc/husk/
  2. cp /usr/local/share/doc/husk/doc/rules.conf.standalone ./rules.conf
  3. Edit husk.conf
  4. Edit interfaces.conf
  5. Edit rules.conf
  6. Test compile: husk
  7. Compile and activate ruleset: fire


  1. cd /usr/local/src/husk/
  2. git pull
  3. Optional: make fallback (Create a backup of current files)
  4. make test
  5. make install