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Correction #9686

Feedback on Firewall — Floating Rules

Added by David Gyimesi 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
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Target version:
-
Start date:
08/19/2019
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Affected Documentation:
The pfSense Book

Description

Page: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/book/firewall/floating-rules.html

Feedback:

Nice page however MATCH rule processing order is not described.

Without Quick checked, the rule will only take effect if no other rules match the traffic.

This implies that without QUICK flag a rule is evaulated after Floating, Interface group, Interface rules, basically at the end of the whole ruleset.
1. Floating rules (Quick)
2. Interface group rules
3. Interface rules
4. Floating rules (NON Quick)

It is clear so far however

Match rules do not work with Quick enabled.

Which means a MATCH rule is never quick, and according the statement above says "Without Quick checked, the rule will only take effect if no other rules match the traffic", therefore processed at the end of the whole ruleset.
I don't think this is the reality otherwise there would be cases when MATCH rule would never be evaluated. Could you please explain in the document the processing order of a (non quick) MATCH rule?
Thank you!

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#1 Updated by David Gyimesi 3 months ago

To simplify: Please call out that "Without Quick checked, the rule will only take effect if no other rules match the traffic" is not applicable for MATCH rules.

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