Rule Sets for Filtering Packets

The Edit rule set window lists packet filtering rules for the selected rule set. You can configure the list by adding new rules or modifying existing ones and the order of their execution. The rules are applied according to their order in the set.

Figure 55. Rule set for filtering packets

For each rule in the set, the following information is displayed:

Parameter

Description

Enabled

Status of the rule.

Action

The action for Firewall to perform when a packet is intercepted:

Block packets—block a packet;

Allow packets—allow a packet.

Rule name

The rule name.

Direction

The direction of the connection:

—the rule is applied when a packet is received from the network.

—the rule is applied when a packet is sent into the network from your computer.

—the rule is applied regardless of packet transfer direction.

Logging

The logging mode for the rule. This parameter defines which information should be stored in the log:

Headers only—log packet headers only.

Entire packet—log the whole packet.

Disabled—do no log packet information.

Description

The rule description.

To edit or create a rule set

1.If required, add or change the rules set name.

2.Use the following options to create filtering rules:

To add a new rule, click Add. The new rule is added to the beginning of the list.

To modify a rule, select it and click Edit.

To add a copy of the selected rule, click Copy. The copy is added before the selected rule.

To remove the selected rule, click Delete.

To search for a necessary rule, click Rescan.

3.If you have selected to create or edit a rule, configure the rule settings in the open window.

4.Use the arrows next to the list to change the order of rules. The rules are applied according to their order in the set.

5.When you finish the list adjustments, click OK to save changes or Cancel to cancel them.

Note

Packets with no rules in a rule set are blocked automatically except for packets allowed by Application Filter rules.