EdgeRouter - Reordering Firewall and NAT Rules
Readers will learn how to reorder firewall and NAT rules on the EdgeRouter using both the Web UI and the Command Line (CLI).
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Reordering Using the Web UI
Firewall and NAT rules are matched in order of preference. Rules with a lower ID are matched before rules with a higher ID. We can leverage the EdgeRouter Web UI to change the order and influence which rules are matched first. Follow the steps below to re-order the rules:
1. Navigate to the Firewall/NAT tab to modify the existing firewall policy.
Firewall/NAT > Firewall Policies > Policy Name > Actions > Edit
2. Drag and re-order the firewall rules to the desired order.
3. Save the new rule order.
NAT rules are re-ordered using a very similar method. Navigate to the Firewall/NAT > NAT tab and drag the rules to the desired order. Finally save the new rule order.
Reordering Using the Command Line (CLI)
NAT and firewall can be re-ordered from the CLI by using the rename command. Follow the steps below to re-order the rules:
For firewall rules, edit the specific firewall configuration sub-tree to change the rule number:
edit firewall name <name>
rename rule 10 to rule 20
commit ; save
For NAT rules, edit the NAT configuration sub-tree to change the rule number:
edit service nat
rename rule 5010 to rule 5020
commit ; save
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