Blocking an application for all websites except one

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Blocking an application for all websites except one

L3 Networker

I have an Application filter for Streaming Audio and have created a policy to block it. That's going well but I need to allow http-audio which falls under Streaming Audio for one specific site only.

I have created a URL Filtering security profile with just this URL in the allow list and then created a policy which allows http-audio with the URL filtering profile above my block profile but http-audio from any on the internet can still be played.



Any ideas on how I could get this working would be great.

I'm on software version 5.0.4.


L5 Sessionator

Create a Custom URL category for this website which includes :


Try using the above category in the Specific security-rule configured to allow this website.

L6 Presenter

If you check the traffic log, which policy is matching those other http-audio and allowing them to play?

L5 Sessionator

Check what policy is the other traffic hitting.

Also make sure that the application is showing up as http-aduio in the traffic logs and not as incomplete or insufficient.

If it is showing up as as of the above that does not mean that the traffic is allowed. Please see the doc below for the the definition of them.

Hope this helps.

Hi Nadir,

I tried creating the Custom URL Category with the URLS for the website but it didn't work, all http-audio including for the ones played from this website ended up getting blocked.


rmonvon and mbutt, it's hitting the smpte policy that's allowing it to play.

In the Traffic logs, they are being classed as http-audio but when I look at the URL Filtering logs, the application is showing web-browsing.

Here are the URL Log screenshots.



I don't have the screenshots of the traffic logs to show that they are being classified as http-audio but i'll update the ticket with some of the screenshots as well.


L2 Linker

Out of curiosity are you applying a URL profile to the rule on the Security rule? Wither its by profile or group settings?

Looking at the log details, the rule 'Internet Access' is permitting the web-browsing traffic.  I think at the start of the request, the app is identified as web-browsing and the 'Internet Access' rule is allowing it.  The domain is Once the traffic is identified as app=http-audio, it is denied by rule 'Eugene http-audio test'.

I would suggest changing the rule to allow app=http-audio,web-browsing and dest=custom category containing and if that would work.  Thanks.

I think it would be best if you look at the session as well. It is quite possible that intiially the traffic is allowed but once the application is determined traffic is getting blocked.

However you can try rmonvon suggestions and see what happens. If that doesnt work then you will need to gather the following

1. Techsupport

2. running config

3. Pcap of the traffic

4. traffic logs

and open a case with support to verify if the signatures for http-audio are up to date.

hope this helps.



Yes, I'm applying the URL profile on the security rule

Hi rmonvon,

Once I did that all http-audio seemed to work, no matter which url it was.

I will be raising the case with tech support.

Thanks all for you help.  Sorry it took me while to get back to you all.

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