Different rule set when importing from v3

  • Javier Barroso

    Javier Barroso - 2012-08-24


    I want to upgrade my fwbuilder from v3 to v5.

    When I import the fwb file, v5 tell me about there are rules that overwrite other rules (global vs iface specific rules). So I have to disable that specific rules. I don't know if it is possible to config v5 to ignore that overwriten rules.

    The problem is that when I install the imported fwb file in fw, the behaviour is different to the original fwb file. It drops some ICMP packets  (no rule with ICMP protocol was disabled) and some other frames which are allowed in the original fwb.

    Do you have any hint ? Maybe I need to replicate my fw and play … but it has ~ 14 ifaces :-(, a lot of work to simulate our networks …

    Thank you very much

  • Vadim Kurland

    Vadim Kurland - 2012-08-24

    I am not sure what is going on here. What was the error you've got about rules that overwrite other rules ?

  • Javier Barroso

    Javier Barroso - 2012-08-28

    Hello, there is the messages error:

    FWGest:Policy:13: error: Rule '13 (global)' shadows rule '29 (eth4)'  below it
    FWGest:Policy:38: error: Rule '38 (global)' shadows rule '40 (eth4)'  below it
    FWGest:Policy:37: error: Rule '37 (global)' shadows rule '41 (eth4)'  below it
    FWGest:Policy:4: error: Rule '4 (global)' shadows rule '68 (eth17)'  below it
    FWGest:Policy:8: error: Rule '8 (global)' shadows rule '90 (eth17)'  below it

    All warnings are ok for me ( I understand firewall will work idem), but rule 41 have a item that I don't understand how it can be a destination (the own firewall, but it own ip is inside the network allowed) .

    I'm attaching a picture with rule 41.

    If you need that I attach both (v3 and v4 scripts generated), please tell me

    Thank you very much

    PD: (Oh, I cannot attach an image,  the destination in rule 41 have a network and the same firewall object)

  • Vadim Kurland

    Vadim Kurland - 2012-08-28

    sounds like either you have to fix rules that shadow each other, or you can turn the function that detects rule shadowing off. You can turn it on and off in the firewall object "advanced" settings dialog.

  • Javier Barroso

    Javier Barroso - 2012-08-28

    Thank you vkurland.

    I will try disable detecting rule shadow … (I made a quick search in internet about, but I guess I didn't use the correct words ;) )

    It is a production firewall, but I will try to deactivate one by one rule, to debug the issue.

    Thank you very much!


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