Firewall Rule ID

  • I am trying to figure out how to identify WHICH rule caused the action logged in the Firewall log.  I noticed that there is a blank "ID" column in the Firewall Rules tables, but I can't figure out how to set the ID nor is there a column for it in the log file.  As I recall, my old BSD firewall based on ipfw and bpf identified the rule number in the log to help determine which rule might be broken.

    Sorry if this is a noob question, perhaps my google-fu is not strong.


  • On 2.1-BETA1 the Firewall Log GUI display has options to show the rule number and the rule description - it makes it easy to see the reason for a block/reject/pass on a rule that is logged. I think that is new for 2.1.
    Others can comment on what is possible in 2.0.n, too long since I really used those versions :)

  • Thanks, I forgot to mention that I'm still running 2.0.1-RELEASE.  I'd like to upgrade to 2.1 and FreeBSD 8.3 but it was hard enough getting this installed on my headless Soekris box (a custom binary to boot with only a serial terminal).


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