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Working with Address Objects

Note: This topic applies to the Kenilworth Release.

To save time and repetition when configuring various aspects of your Smoothwall network infrastructure, you can create address objects and object groups.

An address object is made of either a single IP address, an IP address range, or an IP subnet. You cannot have a combination of these in an IP address object. To do this, you must create an address object for each type, then create an address object group containing those objects.

For example, if you create multiple rules to the same set of servers, you can reduce duplication by creating an address object made up of those server IP addresses. You can then create an address object group containing the server's address object, and any client addresses in the same subnet.

Default address objects are indicated by italic text in the Address object manager table. You cannot edit default address objects, but they can be used to make new, additional address object groups. The following address objects are provided by default:

Internal networks
All individual interfaces that are not reached through an external interface, that is, basic interfaces, VLAN interfaces, and so on.
Any configured VPNs and other static routes that are reached through an external interface.
Any DHCP/PPPoE DNS servers
Any automatically detected DNS server (using the Smoothwall’s configuration).
Remote IP address of <PPPoE_interface>

where PPPoE_interface is the configured name of the PPPoE connection. You will not see this pool if a PPPoE interface is not configured on your Smoothwall. For more information, see Using a Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet Interface .

DNS server(s) on PPPoE connection <PPPoE_interface>

where PPPoE_interface is the configured name of the PPPoE connection. You may not see this pool if a PPPoE interface is not configured on your Smoothwall.