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Archive => 17.1 Legacy Series => Topic started by: dispo on July 04, 2017, 11:42:29 am

Title: Feature Request : Section dividers within the firewall rulebase
Post by: dispo on July 04, 2017, 11:42:29 am
Are there any plans to introduce section dividers / titles / comments (whatever you want to call them) in the rulebase display ?

I have used various firewall products, checkpoint, pfsense etc and it is very noticeable that a rulebase is easier to read and interpret when it is divided into related sections rather than one long list of rules.

On a related note is there any way to make disabled rules more noticeable ? At the moment the only indication seems to be a small graphic on the left of the rule being grey rather than green. Again this is purely from the perspective of what I am used to but it is very easy to miss that a rule is disabled, or more importantly not disabled when scanning a list of rules.
Title: Re: Feature Request : Section dividers within the firewall rulebase
Post by: fabian on July 04, 2017, 12:08:14 pm
A feature like this is already implemented. You can add them to a group and you can filter the rules by group (select box under the rules) - you just need to make use of it.

Kind regards

Fabian
Title: Re: Feature Request : Section dividers within the firewall rulebase
Post by: dispo on July 04, 2017, 12:36:42 pm
HI,

Thanks for the reply but I must be missing something, I can see groups under the Firewall section but the description is this

'Interface Groups allow you to create rules that apply to multiple interfaces without duplicating the rules. If you remove members from an interface group, the group rules no longer apply to that interface.'

I have tried creating a group to see what I can do with it but it is not the functionality I was looking for and I do not see any way to filter which rules are listed when looking at the rulebase for a specific interface.

The comments / titles / section headers I am looking for are purely cosmetic and allow the separation of rules within a list to make the rulebase easier to follow / allow for grouping of related rules under a specific interface.

I am running OPNsense 17.1.8-amd64
Title: Re: Feature Request : Section dividers within the firewall rulebase
Post by: fabian on July 04, 2017, 12:45:32 pm
https://docs.opnsense.org/manual/how-tos/fwcategory.html