Disabling firewall rules?

  • Quick & easy question I hope.

    If I want to disable a port-forwarding rule temporarily, is it more secure to disable the NAT rule or the firewall rule?  Which is the more common practice?  Both are created at the same time.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If you disable the firewall rule, the traffic is blocked, and If you disable the NAT rule, no traffic could ever match the firewall rule, so it's still blocked.

    It's somewhat of a moot point. Pick your poison, whichever is easiest. (Really easy to disable firewall rules, just click the green "pass" icon on the list)

  • Right…  I just wanted to know if one was less "backdoor hackable" than the other.


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