Possible operations on rules in the static multicast routing policy

In this grid, you can set the rules in the multicast routing policy that will be applied on the firewall. High-priority rules are placed on top. The firewall executes rules in their order of appearance in the list (rule no. 1, 2 and so on) and stops as soon as it reaches a rule that matches the traffic that it processes.

Add Inserts a line after a selected line; a routing rule creation wizard will then open automatically.
Delete Deletes the selected line.
Move up Places the selected rule before the rule just above it.
Move down Places the selected rule after the rule just below it.
Cut Cuts a routing rule in order to move it.
Copy Copies a routing rule in order to duplicate it.
Paste Duplicates a routing rule after having copied it.

Interactive features

Some operations listed in the taskbar can be performed by right-clicking on the grid of multicast static routes:

  • Add,
  • Delete,
  • Up,
  • Down,
  • Cut,
  • Copy,
  • Paste.

New rule

Step 1: selecting the multicast group and the source interface

Select the multicast object containing allowed multicast IP addresses as well as the multicast traffic source (source interface) for this routing rule.

The multicast group must contain a host, network, IP address range or group containing exclusively multicast IP addresses (within the range - inclusive).

Step 2: selecting the destination interfaces

Click on Add to target the destination of the traffic affected by the multicast routing rule. You can add as many destination interfaces as necessary in the rule.

A multicast packet matching the rule (packet originating from an address contained in the multicast group and being presented by one of the declared source interfaces) will be sent to all destination interfaces.

Rule grid

The grid sets out the list of static multicast routing rules and their statuses:

Status Status of the static multicast route:
  • on: the route is in operation.
  • off: the route is not in operation. Double-click to enable the route.
Source interface Displays the multicast group and the associated source interface in the following form: multicast_group@source_interface.
Destination interfaces Displays the list of destination interfaces of the multicast traffic specified in the routing rule creation wizard.
Comments Displays any comments that may have been entered when the rule was added.