Aliases URL Table, only 1 URL is allowed per Alias



  • Not sure if this is a bug or as design. I noticed you can only add one URL when you select the URL TABLE under Aliases. Lets say you want to add a couple of URL List from http://www.countryipblocks.net/. You can only put one URL per Aliases.

    It would be nice to make a Country_IP_Blocklist alias and have it combine lets say China, N.Korea, S.Korea, etc; into one big list instead of creating an alias for each list.

    There is a package that does this but I would prefer to do this native to the box and not thru a package. Plus i've been trying to mess with all the options I can in 2.0 to help out with the testing ;D Every other day, I hear it from my other half; why do you have mess with shit.. It works, leave it alone…lol

    Thanks!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can make an alias that includes other aliases (nesting), that should do what you want with the existing code.



  • Jim,

    I tried to create a new alias either using type Host or Network and get this error:

    The following input errors were detected:

    * The alias(es): Country_China Country_Korea_DPR Country_Korea_Republic cannot be nested because they are not of the same type.

    I checked the 3 files that were downloaded to /var/db/aliastables and all 3 are in the same format… Any ideas?

    thanks again!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Ah, I forgot about that check. It's meant to prevent someone from nesting mismatched types (like a port alias in a network alias).

    Not sure if that would work then.



  • Good check to have! Maybe a feature for 2.1? Either the nesting or allow more then 1 url table within an alias?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Might be a good idea for then. It's probably too late to hack in a fix for that for 2.0.


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