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Permanently delete default rules

Dear all,

I have recently purchased two firewall NSa 2700 in HA. When I turned them on and configured the HA I saw that many access rules are configured by default in the firewall. I have deleted all of them by enabling the option in the "diag" menu but the surprise I got was that once I turn off or restart the firewalls these rules are created again automatically. Is there any way to delete these rules and start creating rules from 0?

I thought that this was due to the options to automatically add rules in the checks that appear in each zone but when I deactivate these checks, all the deleted rules continue to be generated automatically after each reboot or power off and on.

I hope you can help me.

Thank you very much in advance and best regards,

Category: Firewall Management and Analytics


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    AjishlalAjishlal Community Legend ✭✭✭✭✭


    As per my knowledge, You cannot delete the default SonicWALL rules. but you can either deny/allow the rule.

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    TKWITSTKWITS Community Legend ✭✭✭✭✭

    The rules are auto-created for a reason. Learn to live with them as you will never be able to get rid of them.

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    ArminFArminF Newbie ✭

    Having the same question.

    Disabled in DIAG and disabled in Zones. But rules appear after reboot.

    I do not use most of the zones so it would have a better overview just seeing the rules i created.

    Workaround i thought to move to manual priority set my rules from the top and then add a Deny All rules beneath the ones i use.

    So if auto generated rules would pop up again they would be below the Deny All. Would this work?



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    MitatOngeMitatOnge All-Knowing Sage ✭✭✭✭

    cannot delete default rule. You should create shadowing rules for default rules.

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    ArminFArminF Newbie ✭

    Morning all,

    did get rid of the default by disabling them in zones and diag.

    Only the management still remains which is OK.

    thank you for your support!

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    TKWITSTKWITS Community Legend ✭✭✭✭✭

    Semantics... I suppose no one asked if you had DISABLED the auto-create rules in the Zones... because that isn't DELETING.

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