Two suggestions for pfSense: search and rules



  • I like pfSense, but I'd be quicker using it if the web ui had integrated search: I'd like to be able to search through the settings to find which categories contain a keyword, e.g. for ntp or time or users.

    If you've ever used a mac, there is a feature like this for searching through menu items in the current application.

    The second suggestion is to make the rules screen a bit easier to use by not requiring so many form submissions. Something faster there. I'm not a web developer, but something that speeds things up a bit when entering or re-arranging rules.

    Thanks.



  • honestly being able to add the dividers was a nice add, however they now need to be collapsible which would make life 1000x nicer when using loads of rules.



  • @ryanrowe:

    I like pfSense, but I'd be quicker using it if the web ui had integrated search: I'd like to be able to search through the settings to find which categories contain a keyword, e.g. for ntp or time or users.

    If you've ever used a mac, there is a feature like this for searching through menu items in the current application.

    Thanks.

    Hello,

    I would also like to have the search feature implemented in the pfSense web gui.
    I would also like to offer my help in developing it. I just need a hint on where to start.
    If I clone the github repository and do a pull request would it be ok?
    For the menu only I already see a simple solution using jquery: parse the DOM and extract the text from all elements with the class "navlnk".

    What do you think?