Overlapped Criteria


#1

Hello,

I have upgraded from a Balance 380 with v5 firmware to a Balance 580 with v6.1.2 firmware. I am observing some behavior with the 580 and v6.1.2 that I did not see with the 380 and v5.x firmware.

If I make a change in Network–>Inbound Access–>Services, I am prompted with the following message.

*Overlapped criteria. Your settings is overlapped with the existing Service(s), are you sure you want to save it forcibly?

*There is a list of services, their IP address assignments, and their protocols.

What is the problem with overlapped services? Is it really a problem? My device appears to be working as expected. Any insight as to what this message truly means and its implications for device operation are appreciated.

Thanks for reading!


#2

If there is an inbound service rule conflicting with another one it can be a problem. The Balance is simply giving you a warning with this message. You mentioned the device is working but the conflicting rule might not be working. For best results I would recommend being specific with this configuration so there are no conflicting rules.