Create Nested Aliases?



  • I'm running 2.0 RC2.

    I keep reading that i should be able to do this, but I don't see where/how.  I can and have created Aliases, but for the life of me I can't seem to figure out how to Nest some of them.

    Anyone? ???



  • just add an alias within another alias, they autocomplete



  • How?

    If I create an Alias called "Alias_A" and ip 1.2.3.4.  I can also create an Alias called "Alias_B" ip 1.2.3.5

    So now I have 2 Alias and want to make a third one and add the others to it.

    But when I create an Alias called "Alias_C" i can only choose: Host(s), Network(s), Port(s), URL, URL Table.

    What am i missing?



  • choose the type of the other aliases. if A and B are host, C is host.



  • Does this mean you can't create an alias of mixed types?



  • No.
    How would you want to use that?



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    No.
    How would you want to use that?

    That's actually what i was trying to do.  Here's an Example:

    I want to build a single Alias for group of services both by IP and Port.  In this case, a Microsoft KMS Server.

    I would like to create a Alias for the "KMS_Server_IP" and then another Alias for "KMS_Server_Ports".  Then group the whole thing under an Alias called "KMS".


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That would never work. An alias is only relevant for one specific type. If you used that alias as a source, you'd be trying to use both a hostname and a port for a source IP, which is invalid.



  • @jimp:

    That would never work. An alias is only relevant for one specific type. If you used that alias as a source, you'd be trying to use both a hostname and a port for a source IP, which is invalid.

    Ok thank you very much.  I figured I might be wrong headed about this.  It makes sense now.  Thanks again. :D


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