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Searching for Packet Filters


You can use the enhanced search utility on the Service Templates page for CGNAT policies and packet filters to effectively, quickly identify and segregate the policies and filters of relevance and interest.

The Service Templates page provides advanced search options for the packet filters. Enter the term that you want to specify as the filter criterion in the Filter field and click the Filter icon.

You can perform advanced searches for the following fields:

  • Filter Name

  • Source Port

  • Source Address

  • Destination Port

  • Destination Address

  • Action

  • Description

  • Custom column

The following advanced search criteria are available:

  • Wildcard search for rule names using an asterisk (*) is allowed.

  • Edge Services Director supports AND and OR operations between search items. The default behavior is OR.

  • For rule name search, only the OR operation is allowed, because a policy cannot have multiple rule names.

  • For zone search, only the OR operation is allowed. Wildcard search is supported.

  • For service and address fields, OR and AND operations are allowed.

  • Multiple groups can be grouped using parenthesis. Grouping can be used during filed or keyword searches as well.

  • Negate (-) symbol can be used to exclude objects that contain a specific term name.

  • The plus (+) operator can be used to specify that the term after the + symbol existing the field value to be filtered along with other searched items.

  • Escaping special characters are part of the search syntax. The supported special characters are + - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \.


Use the AND operator to find rules that match all values for a given set of fields. Use the OR operator to find rules that match any of the values for a given set of fields.

  1. From the Junos Space user interface, click the Build icon on the Edge Services Director banner.

    The functionalities that you can configure in this mode are displayed in the task pane.
  2. Select Service Edit > Policy and Filter from the task pane. The Policy and Filter page is displayed.
  3. Click the plus sign (+) next to Service Template to expand the tree in the task pane and view the list of filter templates.
  4. From the task pane, select Packet Filter to open the Packet Filter page on the right pane.
  5. Enter the term that you want to specify as the filter criterion in the Search field and click the Search icon.