Alias names with dash character



  • At my sites we use the hyphen "-" character in host names - rt-01 is router number 1, ap-01 is WiFi access point 01, dc-01 is domain controller 01 etc.
    The hyphen is acceptable in host names in DNS, including DNS Forwarder Host Overrides etc.
    But I can't use the hyphen in Firewall Alias names. I have to call them rt_01 ap_01 etc.
    Is there a special reason for this? Or would it be easy to allow "-" in a Firewall Alias name?



  • they're directly translated into pf with those names and pf doesn't allow characters we don't allow.


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