pFsense - Easyrule

  • I'm using easyrule to add IP addresses via SSH. They are added to the alias, but I'm finding the rule doesn't always take affect every time. I have to go into the alias and re-save it.

    This happens when adding or removing.

    Is there any workaround to get the alias to be reapplied?

  • Netgate Administrator

    How exactly are you using it?

    If an alias is updated it should reload the firewall ruleset at that point. Do you see that in the logs?

    Is the new IP in the alias tables after you add it?


  • @stephenw10

    They are added from the CLI of the pfsense box. A simple "easyrule block lan ip" is added and at a later time a "easyrule unblock lan ip" is initiated.

    When reviewing the alias from the GUI, it reflects what it should be. However, things will not become unblocked until I click on the alias from the GUI, save and hit apply. Then the IP's are allowed to pass again.

  • Netgate Administrator

    Do you mean alias or firewall rule? Using Easyrulelike that would normally add a new block firewall rule on LAN.

    What exactly are you trying to do by doing that? If it's the same IP you should just enable or disable the rule from the GUI.


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