Existing src or dst network is not shown when editing a rule
1) Add a rule with src or dst "Network" and enter some network (e.g. 10.11.12.0/24)and save.
2) Edit the rule
firewall_aliases_edit shows the source/destination address as "any" - it loses the "Network" selection and network address.
Note: This is a problem both before and after https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/5252 which fixed the case of a rule that has "Single host or alias" and an alias specified.
So I have logged this as a separate bug. I will have a look shortly at what is needed to fix this case.
Fix #5261 last time I hope
The previous version was considering "Single host or alias" to be "Network"because the !is_specialnet() test came first - and that matched both 'network' and 'single' types, which are both not a specialnet.
If have re-ordered the tests so that it is written in a positive order. I think that makes it easier to read.
1) If it is_specialnet then pass the special name straight through to $ruleType.
2) Next see if it is a single IP address or alias.
3) The rest must (should, better) be 'network'.
I tried editing all sorts of aliases with various types and this works form me.
#3 Updated by Phillip Davis almost 5 years ago
Now that makes a problem when the src is LANnet, for example. It considers that a 'network' type - see GitHub comment on commit https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/commit/aadc597321a9cbb41fb76a5faed256ed8a13f96a
#5 Updated by Phillip Davis almost 5 years ago
Can someone else please give this a good testing, because I have done that last change myself so I will easily miss some unusual combination when testing. Things that need to be tested are creating new and editing existing rules with source and/or destination IP like:
b) special names like LAN net, LAN address, WAN net, WAN address, OPT1 net, OPT1 address, PPPoE clients, L2TP clients and...
c) Single host or alias - put a single IP address and/or an alias name
d) Network - specify a network address with CIDR bit count
Make sure that the current values really are the ones displayed and saved when editing.
It is important that this works correctly because combinations of these are used in every rule, and the rules are the heart of a firewall.