How many rules you have in your pfsense?
How many rules you have, and when did/do you think it´s becomming unmanagble rulewise
on each vlan/interface or alltogether
I just have like 8 rules on the wan interface and a few on the rest of vlans/nics so there are bound to be a few with more ;)
About 100 rules on my office firewall with 9 Interfaces/Vlans (3WANs, DMZ, CP, LANs, IPSEC-tunnels, PPTP Users, CARP-Sync, …) making heavily use of aliases. Still manageable. Aliases help a lot ;)
Was about to write the same.
Aliases make managing rules a lot easier.
Also comments that actually mean something ;)
Aliases ar not only making things easier or mkore readable, they also help to keep the amount of rules pretty low when using ports aliases in combination with hosts- or networkaliases.