Filter rule associatiion question

  • i saw an answer about what happens when i select "pass" for the filter ruule association.  i also see what happens when i use the "add associated filter rule".  why is there a selection for "add a non-associated" filter rule?  what is the benefit of a non associated filter rule?

    thanks for your time…

  • I created my NAT as 1:1 but I needed port forward for certain ports. Plus I used aliases for firewall rules for simplification of firewall rules (grouping ftp server, web servers and the like). So for the few that needed port forward, I didn't want it to create an associated firewall rule as the rule already existed as a part of a larger alias rule.