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Block domain *.*covid*.*

L1 Bithead

Hi Team

can we blocked domain in palo alto if domain name contains is *.*covid*.* in palo alto.

 

I was also wondering whether blocking such domain will be better through dns sinkhole or URL filtering.

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L7 Applicator

in URL filtering the url is broken up into tokens separated by dots (ie token.token.token)

in a token you can either add a string or a wildcard, but not both

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/8-1/pan-os-admin/url-filtering/url-filtering-concepts/block...

 

but you can create custom vulnerabilities where you have full reign over the wildcards and regex you use to identify patterns

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Community Team Member

Hi @shubhamG ,

 

You can't use consecutive asterisks.  Consecutive asterisks in a URL wildcard pattern can severely impact performance and is not supported. Instead, use a single asterisk or multiple carets (^) to indicate consecutive tokens.

Check the following article on how you can use asterisk or caret wildcards : https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/10-0/pan-os-admin/url-filtering/block-and-allow-lists.html

 

You might want to look into creating a custom application with a pattern match (you can use regular expressions to do a pattern match): https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/u-v/custom-app-id-and-threat-signatures/custom-application-...

 

Cheers !

-Kiwi

 
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