Serving or browsing iFiles

Problem this snippet solves:

Browse iFiles from internal IPs, serve the files externally by name.

How to use this snippet:

Create DNS name like ifile-* and point to a vip.

Add iRule to a vip. before other events.

Code :


# rule_ifile-star
# This file allows browsing iFile content in a web browser
# add the rule to shared-* and add dns alias to shared-* for any F5
# Tim Riker <>

    switch -glob -- [HTTP::host] {
        "ifile-*" {
            set uri [HTTP::uri]
            set contenttype "text/html; charset=utf-8"
            switch -- [getfield $uri . 2] {
                js {
                    set contenttype "application/javascript; charset=utf-8"
                png {
                    set contenttype "image/png"
                svg {
                    set contenttype "image/svg+xml"
            # format '%s' work around for F5 ifile get bug 913385
            if { [catch { HTTP::respond 200 content [ifile get [format "%s" $uri]] Content-Type $contenttype Connection close} ] } {
                if { ([class match -- [IP::client_addr] equals private_net]) } {
                    # browse only from private_net
                    set response "<!DOCTYPE html><html lang=\"en\"><head><title>[HTTP::host]</title>"
                    append response "<script src=\"//\"></script>\n"
                    append response "<script src=\"//\"></script>\n"
                    append response "<script>\$(document).ready(function() {\$('#ifiles').DataTable();} );</script>\n"
                    append response "<link rel=\"stylesheet\" type=\"text/css\" href=\"//\">"
                    append response "</head><body><h1>[HTTP::host]</h1>"
                    append response "<p>[virtual name]</p>"
                    append response "<table id='ifiles'><thead><tr><th>file</th><th>size</th><th>who</th><th>date</th><th>ver</th></tr></thead><tbody>\n"
                    foreach {ifile} [ifile listall] {
                        append response "<tr><td><a href=\"$ifile\">$ifile</a></td>"
                        append response "<td>[ifile size $ifile]</td>"
                        append response "<td>[ifile last_updated_by $ifile]</td>"
                        append response "<td>[clock format [ifile last_update_time $ifile] -format "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"]</td>"
                        append response "<td>[ifile revision $ifile]</td>"
                        append response "</tr>\n"
                    append response "</tbody></table></body>"
                    HTTP::respond 200 content $response "Content-Type" "text/html; charset=utf-8" Connection close
                } else {
                    set error_page [string map [list TITLE "Not Found" ERRORURI "[URI::encode "https://[HTTP::host][HTTP::uri]"]" TEXT "Not Found"] [ifile get "/Common/error.html"]]
                    HTTP::respond 404 content $error_page "Content-Type" "text/html; charset=utf-8" Connection close
            event disable


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Updated Jan 27, 2023
Version 3.0

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