Aliases for frequent firewall entries

Howdy! In making use of DO’s firewalls, I often have sets of IP addresses that I need to use frequently, either across multiple firewalls or across rules in a single firewall. Examples include: the long set of Uptime Robot IPs, my own IP(s), and services hosted on other providers. I’m borrowing the term “alias” for this from pfsense, but is there a way to configure sets of named IP addresses and/or ports for reuse and clarity?

This would also be extremely helpful for databases.

I’m using the API to help make this less painful with firewalls, but the requirement to include all existing data in firewall updates adds a significant additional risk.

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May 22, 2024

If you have posted the idea on the board, can you share the link, I’m sure it will gain more traction it being here.

I also want to upvote it as I think it will be something useful.

Bobby Iliev
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May 21, 2024

Hey @melissaaveryweir,

I don’t think that this is available yet, but it is a great idea, sounds like it’d be super useful!

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to the DigitalOcean Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Make sure to share the link of the idea here so I and other people could up vote it!

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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