Rule numbers on logs, but not on rules page?
Ok, I see a bunch of rules being logged on /status_logs_filter.php as "USER_RULE (1518191846)" but nowhere within /firewall_rules.php?if=lan do I see those numbers.
How do I get the log to show the a friendlier name. Or where via the web UI do I find a cross-reference to get me those numbers?
And how does the system determine how to number a rule? Might it be possible to manually edit a rule to give it a more readily recognized number? I'd be fine if I had short numbers for the rules. But a lot of long ones does not make for easy deciphering of logs.
You can have the rule description and number displayed in the log by changing
Status > System Logs > Settings : Where to show rule descriptions
Mine were already setup to "Display as column" and listed them like: "USER_RULE (1518191846)"
The next option is "Display as second row" and that just bumps the same "USER_RULE (1518191846)" to the next line.
Thing is, there's no place I've found in the firewall rules area that tells me which of my rules is #1518191846
Where do I at least find THAT?
OH, WAIT…. yeah... found out why... the Description field for a rule is what gets used for these.
So, yeah, if you don't have a description in there... it defaults to reading "USER_RULE" and that number.
Putting text into the description has that shown in the logs. So, yay for the OBVIOUS.
My second question still stands though, where would I cross-reference one of those numbers to the actual rule?
Click on the pass/block icon on the left-most side of the displayed log and it will show you the actual rule - if I understand your question correctly.
There isn't a way to see a tracker ID from the rule list or the rule edit page but it should be fairly easy to add in. I opened a ticket for it here https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/8348