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 From:  Adam Nellemann <adam at nellemann dot nu>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Network Definitions Table
 Date:  Fri, 05 Mar 2004 17:28:00 +0100
Hilton Travis wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 11:06, Chad R. Larson wrote:
> 
>>At 01:17 PM 3/2/2004, David Rodgers wrote:
>>
>>>I use a lot of different firewall products (hardware/software and both) in 
>>>my daily activities and I have to say this is now easily one of my 
>>>favorites. It's very fast, friendly and WOW the little bitty footprint.
>>>
>>>I like it enough that I converted the firewall in my home from checkpoint 
>>>fw-1 to it over the weekend.
>>>
>>>I have to say you have hit and beat the sonic wall by a long shot but you 
>>>need just one more feature to be truly GREAT :-)
>>>
>>>Checkpoint FW-1, Netscreen , Astaro, Pix Manager and Securepoint all have 
>>>one really cool feature in common that leaves you wanting if you are stuck 
>>>on something like as sonic wall ....... NETWORK DEVICE DEFINITIONS
>>>
>>>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.
>>>
>>>You add this and I will say that your product will not be one of but be 
>>>THE best firewall out there for sites that don't require distributed 
>>>management.
>>
>>Isn't that what the address alias feature was meant to deal with?
> 
> 
> That is *exactly* what it does!  :)
> 

But having the aliases in a dropdown would still be nice, IMHO! Also, 
there are a number of places where you can't currently use the aliases.

Adam.