Why some log category ID's are missing

Last modified on 23 May, 2022. Revision 2
Why are some log category ID's missing? As an example we have category 1, 2, 3 and 5. Why is number 4 missing?
Up to date for
cOS Core 14.00.04
Supported since
cOS Core 9.xx
Status OK
Author
Peter Nilsson

Missing log category ID

If we go to the log receiver and look at the list of log exception category list we see that some of the category ID’s seem to be skipped.

In the above picture, category ID #4 is missing.

Reason

The reason for this is basically changes in the code. The firewall is constantly updated/changed and sometimes some features/functions are added/removed or even merged with other categories. That is the main reason why there are gaps in the ID sequence as we also do not want to re-use old/existing category ID’s.


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