Interface "attack" counters

L4 Transporter

Interface "attack" counters


With the command "show counter interface ethernet1/X" i see several counters related to different kinds of "attacks".

land attacks                        
ping-of-death attacks               
teardrop attacks                    
ip spoof attacks                    
mac spoof attacks                   

I'm unable to find documentation or a description on what these counters are, and how the different kids of attacks are detected.

Are these counters also somehow linked to the Zone/Dos Protection feature?

L6 Presenter

Re: Interface "attack" counters

Yes its related to the zone protection settings:

show zone-protection {zone <zone_name>}

Displays the running configuration status and run time statistics for zone protection elements. For more

information, refer to the “Network Configuration” chapter in the Palo Alto Networks Administrator’s


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