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IPs to Rules as JSON or CSV

Bob_Zimmerman
Advisor

I recently had the need to build a table out of all of the rules referencing any IP address in a list of addresses. Basically a rule audit for all the rules involved in a given application.

This post originally had several versions of the script attached directly, but I have since moved it to Github:

https://github.com/Bob-Zimmerman/ipsToRulesCP

ipsToRules.png

 

USAGE

The script should be run as root (in expert mode, and with elevated privileges if you use low-privilege users) on

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Bob_Zimmerman
Advisor

New version is available.

CHANGES

  • Added object UID output to dereferencer failures to help find the object in question and write a new dereferencer case.
  • Added four object types to the object dereferencer (service-other, CpmiHostCkp, address-range, Internet).
  • Normalized multi-line pipeline styling.
  • Fixed object dereferencer handling for spaces in object names.
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Bob_Zimmerman
Advisor

New version is available.

CHANGES

  • Rearranged dereferencer objects to case-insensitive alphabetical order.
  • Added more types to the dereferencer (group-with-exclusion, service-dce-rpc)
  • Added basic object output for dereferencer failures.
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Bob_Zimmerman
Advisor

New version is available. I think this one is a pretty significant update.

Changes

  • Added CpmiGatewayPlain to the dereferencer.
  • Updated most of my sed scripts to use ASCII Unit Separators rather than # for the field separation. This is important because Unit Separator is a non-printing character. It can't naturally occur in the comments of an object, which enables the next feature:
  • Added object comments to dereferencer output.
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Bob_Zimmerman
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I have decided to start pushing this script to Github:

https://github.com/Bob-Zimmerman/ipsToRulesCP

I will try to share major changes here, but smaller changes will only show up there. If you look at the commit history, you may see I have broken down the changes in a more granular way than I did here. The prior batches of changes were to avoid forum noise by only posting when I felt there were somewhat significant updates. Version control systems like Git, however, are really built w

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PhoneBoy
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Admin

@_Val_ looks like a Toolbox addition. 

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Bob_Zimmerman
Advisor

Actually, this reminded me. Some time last year, I did get around to testing whether you can make a cyclic set of groups (group A contains group B, group B contains group A), and confirmed the management won't let you. Removed that concern from the known limitations!

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