Update required after manual edit of config.xml?
I'm exploring scripting the import of multiple-IP-address rules (e.g., authorized lists of servers, blocklists, etc) from a *bsd setup to pfsense.
I'm trying to avoid entering the rules one at a time via the gui … and am looking at adding/editing the rules directly in /cf/conf/config.xml.
The host-lists-as aliases feature planned for v2.x should solve this; but, installing HEAD without the "thumbs up" from the devs here is too much of a risk at the moment.
If I manually edit /cf/conf/config.xml -- e.g., add a fw rule -- are the changes dynamically pushed to (pulled by?) pfsense?
Or, do i have to -HUP something, or reboot?
Iiuc, rules entered via the GUI are dynamically updated, not requiring a reboot for them to take effect, so I'm guessing something simply needs to be refreshed.
The question is what? and, do I need to do it manually?
Do something like this: