4.2.9. Object Context Menu

The Context Menu for a particular object provides a short-cut to menu commands for that object. Right-click an object's label to bring up a menu of the following functions:

Table 4.6. Object Right-Click Menu

Right-Click Menu Entry Explanation
Edit Opens the Editor dialog for that object. (You can achieve the same result by double-clicking the object.)
Duplicate Places a copy of the object into the specified library. (If no user-created libraries exist, then Firewall Builder puts the object in the User tree by default.) The new object has the same name as the original object, unless that object name is already in use in that tree. If so, a "-1" is appended to the object name.
Move Deletes the object from the current library and places it in the selected new library.
Copy Copies an object onto the clipboard.
Cut Copies an object onto the clipboard and removes it from the tree.
Paste Puts a copy of the object on the clipboard into a tree or into the policy, depending on where the mouse is when you click.
Delete Deletes an object without making a copy on the clipboard. If the Deleted Objects tree has been enabled, the object shows up there.

Brings up a Find/Find-and-Replace panel, which is another tab in the object dialog. Click Next in the panel to see all instances of the object boxed in red.

To do a Search and Replace, drag another object into the Replace object box, specify a scope for the replacement using the pull-down menu, and then use the Replace All, Replace, Replace & Find, and Next buttons.

Section 5.7 has details on this dialog.

Where Used Scans the whole tree, including all groups and policies of all firewalls, looking for references to the object. When finished, the program shows a pop-up dialog with icons corresponding to groups and firewalls using the object. Double-clicking an icon opens the corresponding object in the main window.
Group Only active if multiple objects are selected. This operation will open a dialog for you to enter a group name and select the Library the group should be created in.
Keywords Add or remove a keyword from the selected object(s). To apply a keyword that doesn't exist yet select Add -> New Keyword.
Lock and Unlock Lock makes an object read-only, which prevents accidental modification. Unlock places the object back into read/write mode.

The pop-up menu can also have items to add interface and address objects, depending on the type of object that was clicked.

In addition, the right-click context menu on policy rules has a selection for Compile Rule. Sele cting this option compiles the rule and displays the output in the Output tab of the Editor dialog. See Section for details on compiling a single rule and viewing the results in the Output tab.


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