Hi , I just want to find the unused rules in the access rules list. How can i find? is there any feature in the firewalls which shows unused rules for specific time frame?
How to find unused rules in NG F firewalls
Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:29 AM
I was wondering about this feature too. But to be honest, I don´t get a clue from the referenced KB article.
Nothing relevant seems to happen if I run that cronjob and "reload Externals".
So where can I view the information that is generated as usage statistics?
Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:16 AM
In your Access Ruleset rightmost you should have a column "Usage", when the CC got the data from the Firewalls and you do a "Reload Externals" this column should fill with data.
Example: 0 days (2000)
-> So you know it is a aktiv used rule, because the last time it was used was today, with a count of 2000 (but I am not sure when it resets this counter so use this information with care).
Other Example: 30 days (1) or a empty field
-> Maybe Old Rule, used only 1 time OR it could also be a Connection, that was establish 30 days ago and is still connected and used.
So It is may a useful Information, but my advise, always double check bevor you delete
Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:10 AM
What if you do not use a CC but just have an NG deployed?
Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:45 AM
Same, but you don't need to collect the data. You only need "Reload Externals".
Thanks. This worked for my environment - I appreciate the help.
Posted 27 June 2017 - 05:56 AM
that´s great indeed.
To be honest: the KB article should be a little bit more specific.... Without your help, I would have never figured this out.
I knew this funcionality is there but never got far (and always forgot to ask).
Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:40 AM
Is there a way to reset/clear the Usage column counter?