I have been playing with a script to effectively write my own PAN user agent for a rather specific reason.
I can confirm that my script generates a valid xml script and I can post it via the api browser and see that the IP address and new username correlate.
The bit where I get stuck is getting cURL to post the the xml file to the api. I am using the following command:
curl --insecure --form firstname.lastname@example.org "https://192.168.1.1/api/?type=user-id&action=set&key=INSERT-KEY-HERE"
and receive the following error back:
<response status = 'error' code = '400'><result><msg>No file uploaded</msg></result></response>
any help would be much appreciated thanks!
also, when I try this:
wget --no-check-certificate --post-file output.xml "https://192.168.1.1/api/?type=user-id&action=set&client=wget&file-name=output.xml"
the file is processed by the api and I can see the user to ip mapping, however wget continues to retry the command as it is expecting a response
I know this is a ridiculous sounding hack, but couldn't you simply set wget's 'retries' option to 1 and call it a day?
‘-t number’ ‘--tries=number’ Set number of retries to number. Specify 0 or ‘inf’ for infinite retrying. The default is to retry 20 times, with the exception of fatal errors like “connection refused” or “not found” (404), which are not retried.
Looks like a '201 Created' is the correct response to a POST:
If you can get a pcap of the request/response from and to the PA device (you could even pull down the SSL certificate and load it into Wireshark to decrypt the SSL session), and show that the PA never responds appropriately to the HTTP POST that might help your case with support too
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