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Manual Chapter: About Network Firewall Schedules
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About Network Firewall schedules

With a Network Firewall schedule, you can configure date ranges, days of the week, and time ranges for when a firewall rule is applied.

A schedule must be selected in a firewall rule or rule list, to apply to that firewall rule or rule list. The firewall rule or rule list must also be set to the Scheduled state.

When you configure a schedule for a rule list, the rules within the rule list can only be enabled when the rule list is enabled by the schedule. This means that even if the individual rules in a rule list have schedules, the rules are not enabled by their schedules unless the rule list is also enabled by the rule list schedule.

Creating a schedule

Create a schedule to define the times, dates, and days of the week for when a firewall rule is applied.
  1. On the Main tab, click Security > Network Firewall > Schedules. The Schedules screen opens.
  2. Click Create to create a new firewall schedule.
  3. In the Name and Description fields, type the name and an optional description.
  4. In the Date Range area, define the range of dates over which the schedule applies.
    • Select Indefinite to have the schedule apply immediately, and run indefinitely. This makes the schedule active until you change the date range, or delete the schedule.
    • Select Until to have the schedule apply immediately, and define an end date. This makes the schedule active now, and disables it when the end date is reached. Click in the field to choose an end date from a pop-up calendar.
    • Select After to have the schedule apply after the specified date, run indefinitely. This makes the schedule active starting on the selected date, until you change the start date, or delete the schedule. Click in the field to choose a start date from a pop-up calendar.
    • Select Between to apply the schedule starting on the specified start date, and ending on the specified end date. Click in the fields to choose the start and end dates from a pop-up calendar.
  5. In the Time Range area, define the times over which the firewall rule applies.
    • Select All Day to have the schedule apply all day, for every day specified in the date range.
    • Select Between to apply the schedule starting at the specified time, and ending at the specified time each day. Select the start and end hours and minutes from the popup, or click Now to set the current time.
      Note: Specify the hours according to a 24-hour clock. For example, you can specify 3:00 PM with the setting 15.
  6. In the Days Valid area, select the days of the week when the schedule is valid. Select check boxes for days of the week when the rule applies, and clear check boxes for days of the week when the schedule does not apply.
  7. Click Finished. The list screen is displayed, and the new item is displayed.
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