GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

L4 Transporter

GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

Hey folks,

 

Using PAN-OS 7.1.15 and Globalprotect client 4.0.1.

 

Trying to confirm something.  From what I can tell, when connected to VPN via GlobalProtect, my general internet access goes through the VPN tunnel route successfully (after security rule between the zones of course). 

 

That is the case, correct?

 

Split tunnel is just not available or possible until this 8.0 feature?

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/pan-os/newfeaturesguide/globalprotect-features/spl...

 

L6 Presenter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

I think you have read that wrong. Split tunnel has been available since day 1

 

 

 

L4 Transporter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

Thanks MickBall 

 

So much to learn.  :)

 

This 8.0 documentation is confusing to me.  Makes it sound like exactly what I am asking about and says new feature.

 

Looking through my current GlobalProtect configuration and do not see indications of where or how it is split up.

Not sure exactly how to tell when connected and not connected if traffic is going through VPN or not.

 

If you have any more specifics, let me know.

Thanks again.

L4 Transporter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

@OMatlock

Your split tunnel settings are located at:

 

Network->Gateways->yourgateway->agent->client settings->choose the config->Split tunnel tabsplittun.png

L7 Applicator

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

Though split tunnel has been there since the beginning, prior to 8.0 you couldn't exclude a network. You had to do it all with inclusion, which was tedious if you wanted to allow a /8 but only exclude a few subnets within it. 

 

With 8.1 and GP 4.1 out now as well, that can go even further by specifying apps that you want to split:

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/41/globalprotect/globalprotect-app-new-features/new-f...

 

The "New Features" guides show only changes from the previous major release, but I can see the confusion because it doesn't make it obvious which part of the screenshot is the new feature and which is the existing. Once you get familiar with all the features, the incremental changes are easier to handle :)

L4 Transporter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

Thank you @hshawn and @gwesson,

 

I wish I could see what you guys are talking about.  I must be doing something wrong...

We are using a PA 3020 with 7.1.15.

 

I don't see the split tunnel tab at all.  See picture below.

Any other thoughts?

gpconfig.jpg

L6 Presenter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

there isn't one...

 

it's the network settings tab (in your picture) 

 

access routes

L6 Presenter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

split-t.png

L4 Transporter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

Thank you for that @MickBall

 

We have internal networks added to our Access Routes.  Reading the documentation, it sounds like the fact we have (internal) entries added here, only traffic to these internal routes will go through the VPN tunnel and everything else (like general internet traffic) will not go through the tunnel.  Sound correct?

 

gpnetworksettings.jpg

 

For reference.

gpaccessroute.jpg

L6 Presenter

Re: GlobalProtect and general Internet access?

yes, correct. this is known as split tunneling.

 

the routes in your config are classed as included, on the newer version you can also add exclusions as @gwesson previously stated.

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