I have this idea but I am not sure where to start. I would like a webapp that takes the following: source IP, dest IP, applications, and scheduled expirary date and generate the FW commands for me.
This would require the app the talk to my SRX, get the the zones, and get teh applications and set the scheduler, and finally generate the commands out as a text for the operator to apply.
I know the srx has a web page for this already but for whatever reason at our place our SRX doesn't have the webpage. We always ssh in and manipulate via cmd line. And I am not sure where to start to develope such a tool.
Any advice/pointers you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.
I recommend starting with developing a CLI script. Once it works, you can build some sort of web front-end to it. However this will not be a page on SRX, but on a separate server (most probably Linux machine).
P.S. I don't know what existing page are you referring to.
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