You can perform various basic tasks when working with firewall rules in the host and forwarding firewall rule sets:
Edit Firewall Rules
Edit firewall rules by either double-clicking the rule or right-clicking the rule and selecting Edit. In the Edit Firewall Rule window, you can configure all possible configuration settings for the firewall rule. Toggle the Object Viewer check box in the left navigation display or hide the Object Viewer according to your preferences.
You can change a setting for a firewall rule without opening the Edit Rule window. Click the rule, hover your mouse pointer over the value that you want to change, and then click the edit icon ( or ) that appears.
Edit Multiple Firewall Rules
For a basic setting such as source or destination that is used in multiple firewall rules, you can use a firewall object. When you change the object, the change is automatically updated in every rule that refers to this object.
If you must change Advanced or ICMP Handling settings for more than one firewall rule, you can edit multiple firewall rules simultaneously.
- Open the Forwarding Rules page (Config > Full Config > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > Firewall > Forwarding Rules).
- Click Lock.
- Hold the Ctrl key and select the firewall rules that you want to edit.
- Right-click the selected firewall rules and select Edit.
- In the Edit Multiple Rules window, change Advanced, or ICMP Handling settings as needed. The settings are color-coded:
- Yellow – This setting differs from the default value and is the same for all selected firewall rules.
- Red – One or more of the selected firewall rules use differing settings for this parameter. Changing the parameter overwrites the settings for all selected firewall rules.
- Click Send Changes and Activate.
Clone Firewall Rules
If you want to duplicate a firewall rule, click Lock. Then right-click the firewall rule that you want to duplicate and select Clone. A copy of the firewall rule is inserted below the original rule, with COPY appended to the rule name.
Copy, Cut, and Paste Firewall Rules
If you want to copy or cut a firewall rule from one rule set to another, click Lock. Then right-click the rule and select Copy or Cut. To paste the firewall rule into a rule set, right-click the rule above the location that you want the new rule to be inserted and select Paste.
Delete Firewall Rules
To delete a firewall rule, click Lock. Then right-click the rule that you want to delete and select Delete.
Deactivate Firewall Rules
If you want to temporarily disable a firewall rule, click Lock. Then right-click the rule that you want to deactivate and select Deactivate. Until the rule is reactivated, it is not evaluated by the Firewall service. If you want to create temporary rules (e.g., for administrative SSH access), use How to Create and Activate a Dynamic Firewall Rule.
Move Firewall Rules Up or Down
To change the order in which the firewall rules are evaluated, you can either drag and drop firewall rules to the desired location or right-click the firewall rule and select Move Up or Move Down to move the rule up or down one line.