Gateway Groups, Routes vs. Rules - What to Use?
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I have set up a gateway group that consists of 2 (commercial provider) vpn addresses. If tier 1 drops, traffic will start going through tier 2. I also route some traffic through tier 2 so I can access content that's location-restricted. This works fine.
Prior to setting up this gateway group I had just one vpn gateway. I have some traffic I don't want going through the vpn so I set up some static routes in System - Routing - Routes to those addresses. This worked fine.
After setting up my gateway group, the static routes no longer worked. I have set up rules under Firewall - Rules - LAN and set them to the desired gateway. This works fine. I've verified stuff is going where I want with Packet Capture. I can also get my location-restricted content.
My question is, when should routes be used instead of rules, and vice-versa? Also why did the gateway group break the static routes?