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Re: looking up stuff...

Have you ever looked at a good majority of ISP-supplied router firewall rules? They are text rules based.

You usually get 3 pre-configured system settings of:

- "Default", which are the ISP rules;

- "Disable" which is 'I'm food, eat me!, and;

- "Custom", which usually presents you with a completely blank rules page where *every port and exception rule must be written in rule-context text, created from scratch*.

You would be far more comfortable to simply poke your own eyes out with a hot soldering iron than to create a entire text-based port rulebook from scratch, incoming *and* outgoing. Which is what the cheap ISP, intentionally stripping down the UI to such bare-bones, prefers you do rather than fool around with their choices.

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