Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

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Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

we have url filtering profile and action is set to block when license is expired.

Running 8.0.9 on PA 5050.

 

I still see web traffic and all the rules where traffic is allowed?

L7 Applicator

Re: Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

@MP18,

The URL Filtering license allows access to the DB updates for URL-Filtering to work properly. If you already have the url-filtering DB on the firewall all features will work perfectly fine, websites just may not be categorized correctly and any feature category updates won't be downloaded by your firewall. 

L4 Transporter

Re: Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

so what does action block mean here?

 

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000CloiCAC

 

 

Thanks for clearing that out.

L7 Applicator

Re: Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

@MP18,

Are you actually using the BrightCloud database or PAN-DB? 

 

BrightCloud:

If you set the option to Block all traffic assigned this URL-Fitlering profile will be blocked. 

 

PAN-DB:

This would be the most normal method for people at this time. When using the PAN-DB, you simply stop getting new updates. The policies will apply to traffic as it would normally. If the requested URL exists in the cache local to the device it will still function as expected, if the entry does not exist it will be allowed as a lookup can't be performed. If the cateogry is unknown, the traffic will be allowed. You can also continue to utilize the custom category without issue. 

 

L4 Transporter

Re: Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

We are using the PAN DB.

 

On safe side i deleted the url filtering license from the PA.

 

 

 

show url-cloud status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAN-DB URL Filtering
License : has no license
Cloud connection : not connected
URL database version - device : 20190210.20229
URL protocol version - device : pan/0.0.2

 

 

test url yahoo.com

yahoo.com internet-portals (Base db) expires in 0 seconds?????????we still have the url base database right???
yahoo.com cloud-unavailable (Cloud db)----------------this is management connection to cloud Right???????

 

 

test url-info-host yahoo.com

 

below is MP cache right??????????????

 

Ancestors info:

BM:
yahoo.com,1,5,internet-portals,,

Descendants info:
video.media.yql.yahoo.com,1,5,computer-and-internet-info,,
yp.yahoo.com,1,5,reference-and-research,,
yearinreview.yahoo.com,1,5,news,,
yahooligans.yahoo.com,1,5,society,,
de.wetter.yahoo.com,1,5,news,,
webmessenger.yahoo.com,1,5,internet-communications-and-telephony,,
webhosting.yahoo.com,1,5,web-hosting,,
weather.yahoo.com,1,5,news,,
video.yahoo.com,1,5,streaming-media,,
fr.voyage.yahoo.com,1,5,travel,,

 

 

Do does it mean that if license is deleted or expired from PA url entries still exist in url base database and also in MP cache

?

 

L4 Transporter

Re: Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

can someone answer this please?

L7 Applicator

Re: Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

Hello,

I think the following article may explain this.

 

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClXoCAK

 

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000CloiCAC

 

Basically what the PAN has for its URL cache will continue to be there until it is updated. 

 

Regards,

L4 Transporter

Re: Url filtering license is expired Action is set to block but traffic is still passing

That helped.

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