Using Action: Match for Gateway
I would like to be able to assign a gateway without specifying whether the traffic is passed or blocked.
So I tried creating a floating rule with the action of Match and it appears that doing so doesn't even create the "route-to" part. To confirm I ran the command
pfctl -s rulesand the gateway (route-to) setting doesn't even appear when using Match.
Is this a bug in pfSense, or is there truly no way to do what I'm attempting here.
The match action is primarily for traffic shaping/queuing and won't do what you want.
You can only use a gateway on pass rules, so it really only makes sense to assign a gateway when allowing traffic into the firewall in nearly all cases.
What is it that you believe will be easier to accomplish using this kind of technique?
Ok thanks for the clarification. I just wanted to keep things simpler, and only have to set/manage that rule in one place instead of for each pass rule.