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WebAdmin: Export / Import of Network Definitions

Make it possible to export and import lists of definitions - especially host definitions.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Well,

        is it that difficult to add this import/export function. Would be very useful!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have 21000+ IPs to block. It seems this haven't received any traction since 2009. Hopefully Sophos can implement this feature soon!

      • stephen.mellorstephen.mellor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nearly six years on, and still this feature is lacking. I have 300 IPs to block (malware) and I have to manually create a definition for each - I can't import them, and there's not even a 'list' defintion such that the IPs could be entered under one definition... this seems to me to be a serious deficiency in a product that's supposedly relatively high end.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And importing is something that isn't thaaaat hard.... One column for the IP, one for the type of the definition, comment, etc.

      • TKTK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't believe import/export of definitions is still not implemented! 5 (FIVE) YEARS later...
        Guys, please, get yourself together!

      • Robert WinterRobert Winter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be extremely helpful if 'power users' were able to export pieces of their configuration as text files that can be posted in the user forums, and other users be able to import these configuration examples to easily fix common issues - I'm currently searching for a solution to allowing Android devices to access Netflix.

      • Bilge TuncayBilge Tuncay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,
        It will be great if you add export/import option for all definitions.
        Otherwise i must manualy create 785 definitions.
        Please !
        Regards
        Bilge Tuncay

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,
        especially for great migrations to SOPHOS UTM it is very, very helpful you can import and export definitions AND rules, made bei a notepad editor bevore. It is a time eater to tipping more than 300 objects and 200 rules into the SOPHOS Appliance. Great idea to include this feature.

        Greetings
        Stephan

      • malossimalossi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An export / IMPORT of ALL Definitions (network, Services, Time periods, etc) to a txt, gz, zip etc file would be great. Lots of us use a txt editor, VI comes to mind. Great to be able to save output from that and import to your appliance.

      • malossimalossi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree; being able to import list(s) of IP's would be handy. From a services level there is a lot of IP's that need to be blocked. Manual adds are just too tedious.

      • Lutz HerzogLutz Herzog commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very much needed. It is a pain in the a** to create more than a dozen objects in that web gui. it is sad, that it's not even possible to export/import from one asg box to an other - always the full backup hast to be restored. there should really be a way of exporting some parts of the config and restore in in the other box. never did a floating migration??

      • Patrick RuchPatrick Ruch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i agree to Andreas and Karim. We need the possibility in several projects to export objects from an ASG to import them into the ACC !

      • BarryGBarryG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've just been asked to add 750 network defs to our firewall :(

        Even more painful without nested groups.

      • Karim Christian KronfliKarim Christian Kronfli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Now that we have the ability to push definitions from an ACC it would be nice to be able to pull them from an already configured ASG, as you usually configure an ASG first before setting up an ACC.

      • Clayton DillardClayton Dillard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very much needed. There are thousands of hosts that could be made into individual lists for things like "Known RBN Hosts", "Known Spam Hosts", etc. Adding all of these by hand is a mess.

      • Bob AlfsonBob Alfson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With V7.4 and later, it seems to me that this approach is no longer necessary. Commtouch does a great job of tracking IP reputations.

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