firewall rule terminology

Aside from establishing firewall rules between DMZ servers and the outside world (i.e. the Internet). and DMZ severs and the private network, what other types of firewall rules may exist in your environment? Is there any specific terminology for the various types of firewall rules? I am just trying to get a very basic management summary of the various classes of firewall rules that are common.
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max_the_kingCommented:
Hi,
this is a very general question ...
trying to summarize:

you have different SECURITY ZONES on a security firewall (i.e.: INSIDE, DMZ, OUTSIDE) ranging from more secure (INSIDE) and less secure (OUTSIDE).

each ZONE has a specific subnet and, to let traffic cross zones, you need a NAT RULE, which translates source subnets to destination subnet and viceversa.

you need a NAT rule if you want to publish any host inside (or in DMZ) of your firewall, to let internet users to see the PORTS you have published on a internal host (i.e.: you'd nat a specific host in your dmz zone by allowing port 80 if it is a webserver)

Then you typically apply rules by identifying source and destination zones:

inside-to-dmz
inside-to-outside

dmz-to-outside
dmz-to-inside

outside-to-dmz
outside-to-inside

and that really depends on your requirements.

can't be more specific ...
hope this helps
max

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pma111Author Commented:
That does help, thanks. Is it common for rules directly from outside (Internet) to a server in your private network (inside (outside-to-inside), or does it normally pass some device in the DMZ first?
max_the_kingCommented:
it will go directly.
you will place hosts in dmz when you want to be sure not to mess with inside  (i.e. a webserver ).
max
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