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Packet Filter Rule Comments

Does anyone know if it's possible to add comments to packet filter rules?

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I don't think it is possible in 10.x and 11.x code version. The name that you give to the packet filter can serve as the description.

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Comment made 13-Feb-2017 by Jason0 209

Thanks for the response. I haven't been able to find a way either. I use packet filter rules to lock down management VIPs to only system admins. It would have been nice to add user IDs since some admins work at sites that use DHCP.

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Not sure about versions prior to 12.1.2, but you can added a description to each packet filter rule this way:

In TMSH:

list net packet-filter all-properties

You will see a description field under each rule. To add a description/comment...

edit net packet-filter <your_rule_name> all-properties


Using Vi interface commands...

  • Insert key = Insert/Replace mode
  • If you make a mistake: hit Escape key, type ":u", and press Enter. Repeat if needed.
  • Do NOT use the numeric keypad
  • When done hit the Escape key, type ":wq!", press Enter, Y to save.


Edit your description field...

description "This is my comment"


Exit and save as described above.

The rest of the modifying abilities is recommended to use the Configuration Utility GUI. The descriptions will NOT show in the GUI when done.

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