Firewall alias question



I need to create a rule for outgoing traffic where remote host is *local* ip address of the workstation itself (yeah, great design by Veeam .. ). The ip address is acquired from DHCP server.


How can I do that? It seems that I cannot use "localhost" or "". Best solution I came up so far, is to use our dhcp range, but that's far from perfect.



  • hyvokar
    hyvokar Posts: 167

    Also, I'd like to set my own aliases on FSPMC. Is this supported? For example [backupserver2] ?

    This would come very handy, when you need to replace a server, and dont want to go through tens of rules, but simply change the IP on alias.

  • Vad
    Vad Posts: 1,089 F-Secure Employee

    Hello hyvokar,


    Aliases are not supported in current PMC UI.


    Best regards,


  • hyvokar
    hyvokar Posts: 167

    Is there a way to refer my dhcp ip address then?

  • MJ-perComp
    MJ-perComp Posts: 1,101 Superuser
    V14- Firewall does accept DNS names for the remote host. So you might want to define the alias in DNS / AD.
  • hyvokar
    hyvokar Posts: 167

    I'm still at V13. V14 firewall seems like a huge disaster to me. 

  • MJ-perComp
    MJ-perComp Posts: 1,101 Superuser
    Without knowing that software in detail, please check this:

    - Is it possible to assign the same IP aggain via DHCP, then you could use that address.
    - If the server part of that machine is runing locally, how does the client side learn about it?
    - In V13 we still have the concept of trusted NICs...

    If you were running a windows firewall, how would that learn about the needs?

    Why do you want to limit the outgoing traffic, if you could just allow incomming traffic on that ports only?
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