Easypass rules are not sticking
I have been getting some legit traffic blocked by snort rules. So, I went into the snort2c tables to find the specific address which was being blocked and manually deleted it. I then went into STATUS>SYSTEM LOGS>FIREWALL>NORMAL VIEW and created an easy pass rule in order to pass the traffic. Then the traffic passed, cool. I went to reload the site but it was blocked again. I then rememebered that I may have to run a forced update in order to save the changes.
So, i repeated all of my steps and ran the update. Afterwards the traffic once again passed...but only once before getting blocked again and added to the snort2c table again. I went in to look at my rules and see my two easy list rules which i created for that specific address but the traffic is still getting blocked. I am not sure why this is happening. Do I have to disable the whole rule that was triggering snort?
I am at a loss.
bmeeks last edited by
Easy Pass rules are for the pfSense firewall engine and not for Snort. If you want to prevent Snort from blocking a particular IP address or netblock, then you must create a Pass List entry. Or you can simply suppress the rule that is triggering. That's what I would do (suppress that rule). You can suppress by GID:SID and thus disable the rule for all devices, or you can choose to suppress by IP and disable the rule for only selected devices matching the IP. Hover over the little "plus" icons on the ALERTS tab and tooltips will appear explaining each icon.
Sorry for the late reply, you were correct. I created a passlist entry and then removed the IP from the blocked table and, boom. No more issues reaching the host.
Thank you again bmeeks, you are a wizard.