Mikrotik – Managing Firewall by CLI / command line

Published on Author gryzli

Managing Mikrotik firewall through CLI/SSH interface

Change firewall rule order

One of the bad things in Mikrotik firewall is that when you add new rule, it’s automatically applied at the end of the chain, which in most of the times has NO EFFECT. So you need to fine-tune your rule position in order to make it work as supposedd

First print the current rules

/ip firewall filter print

Now change the order, for example make rule number 18 to be number 1:

/ip firewall filter move 18 1