Creating an alias

This recipe describes how to use, create, edit, and delete aliases. Aliases provide a degree of separation between our rules and values that may change in the future (for example, IP addresses, ports, and so on). It's best to use aliases whenever possible.

How to do it...

  1. Browse to Firewall | Aliases.
  2. Click the "plus" button to add a new alias.
  3. Add a Name for the alias.
  4. Add an optional Description.
  5. Select an alias Type and finish the configuration based on that selection.

    See the following There's more section for details on each alias type (Hosts, Networks, Ports, OpenVPN Users, URL, and URL Table).

    How to do it...
  6. Save the changes.
  7. Apply changes, if ...

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