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Sonicwall TZ205 - Question about Connection Monitor - How to Identify Access Rules

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Hi Peeps,
Ive started supporting a TZ205 running SonicOS Enhanced 5.8.1.8-37o

This FW has lots of custom Access Rules and I need to clean them up.  

Is there any way to see which connections map to which Firewall Access Rule?

(apart from comparing 'connection monitor' results with each zone to zone access rules manually)

Many thanks
Tom
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Hi Tom,

If you hover over the Access Rules on the far right icon (Statistics) it will show you how many connections and by that you can determine if they are active or not.
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Thanks for the reply and info diverseit.    

I did find that feature has been really useful up to now.  In the case of lots of rules though, I was looking for, hoping there may be something more concrete in the diagnostics\packet capture area of the FW.

Cheers
Tom
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Are these Access Rules WAN > LAN or LAN > WAN?

Try Systems > Diagnostics then select the Connections Monitor. From there you can filter the connections you want to look at and also view all the current connections under the Active Connections Monitor.

Also, Systems > Packet Monitor if you need an actual packet monitor.

You probably already know this but I'd recommend disabling the Access Rules instead of just deleting them. I'd give it some time to see if any issues pop up.
Let me know how it goes!

P.S. is Threadstone in homage to the Bourne series by chance?
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