On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 07:16:15 +0200, kenny.carlsson wrote
> When I've been pinging from console, I've noticed that Aliases specified
> in the WEB UI is not recognized.
> An example:
> In the Alias "table" I've set up an Alias called Me, pointing to the
> host 192.168.1.1 When I go to the console and from the menu choose
> alternative No 6, and write Me as the host to ping, I get the following output:
> ping: cannot resolve Me: Unknown host
> So my question is if it's possible to add the feature to be able to use
> the aliases specified in the WEB UI also in the console (and in exec.php)
> ? Or, is it intentionally not possible in order to not interfer with DNS?
I believe that the alias tables are only used to simplify the rules management,
they are not supposed to be resolvable through dns. You could get weird situations