not sure if its a bug or just so you know when renaming interfaces
not sure if this is a bug or not..but I was cleaning up settings renaming better etc... and you know how you rename a certificate or alias is renames across the board right?
well I was renaming my interfaces and lost my internet.. was looking at things didn't see issue I restored and internet back.. so I re named again.. and lost it...
finally found it.
if I rename an interface it doesn't get renamed across the board
under my Routing --> GatewayGroups
it was gone... it keeps the old interface name..
so if I had group for Teir 1 GateWay1
and I renamed Interface Gateway1 to Gateway_1
saved it then internet gone
but when you goto Routing Gateway groups
then it will say Teir 1 GateWay2
and it erases Gateway_1 but if I renamed interface Gateway_1 back to Gateway1 then the routing gateway groups shows the both... so it doesn't link it
Im not sure if its a worth while post since you guys all experts and probably know this.. I didn't know and figured I ask if its a bug or that's normal
hopefully haven't wasted anyones time reading
If you rename an interface that change should be propagated throughout the config as the interfaces have a separate field for the 'name'. Things the use the interface such as firewall rules always use the internal interface name which does not change.
However that's not true for gateways. The gateway name is used directly by everything that requires it such as firewall rules and gateway groups. So if you change the gateway name anything referring to it becomes invalid.
As such I believe that's the expected behaviour though it could certainly be seen as undesirable. You could open a feature request.
ah ok thanks for the reply.. ill see about posting a feature request.. as for me I didn't know I found it because I kept renaming and loosing internet... and didn't know where I lost it...
is there a sub folder for Feature requests? I looked I didn't see one.. where would I post that
Ah sorry I failed to add the link.
Bug reports and feature requests go here: https://redmine.pfsense.org
That's a known issue:
is that "changing the name on a Gateway is not allowed" the same as me renaming "Interfaces/assignments" but I guess so as that's where the internet for what you want is going..
as im allowed to change it..
but thank you jimp for your input too (: