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 From:  "Bart Smit" <bit at pipe dot nl>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Network Definitions Table
 Date:  Fri, 5 Mar 2004 08:58:57 +0100 (CET)
Hilton Travis said:

>> >Most of the rules that you make in the firewall use the same
>> >hosts/networks over and over again so it just makes sense to be
>> able to
>> >predefine them and select them from a dropdown box or something
>> instead of
>> >manually typing sources and destinations in EVERY rule.

>> Isn't that what the address alias feature was meant to deal with?

> That is *exactly* what it does!  :)

Almost, but not exactly. A m0n0wall alias can symbolize a single host
or a single network. Not sets of these combined, which is what FW1
does if I remember correctly. And being able to alias port sets would
be the next uebercool thing. Don't know if FW1 has that...

--Bart