The Rule is just a rule which tell NetLimiter what to do with selected Filter. Currently, there are three rule types available: Limit, Blocker and Priority.
There are several options to choose from:
Filter: Select from list of custom filters (or applications) to which one will be the rule applied.
Zone: Select a Zone for which will be the Rule applied. If you leave it blank then the Rule will work for all Zones.
Rule Type: [Limit](/docs/basic-concepts/blocker, Blocker, Quota and Priority are available.
Direction: There are three options:
Both, but they have different meaning for Limit and Firewall rule. When the
Rule Typeof the Rule is
Directionrepresent how it originates. If you have selected
Directionmeans the way the data flows (from or to your machine). Use Both if want to differentiate between In and Out.
Per-Type: Only available for
Limits. If you select
Per-Processthen the Limit will not be applied to the selected Filter as a whole, but same
Limitwill be applied to every Connection or Process which fall under the Filter.
Limitsit represents maximum transfer speed which will be allowed for selected Filter and given direction. For
Blockerthere are three possibilities:
Deny. If you choose
Askthen you will asked how to handle a every connection for the Filter and chosen Direction. If you choose
Allowthen the connection will be allowed to be created and if you select
Denythen every connection will be blocked. For
Priority, there are 4 levels to choose from.
Enabled: If leave it unchecked the Rule will be inactive and not working. It is just a simple tool that will allow you to quickly switch any Rule ON and OFF.
To start/stop rules automatically at given time, please use Scheduler tool.