Connecting to VPN Windows network profile changes to "Domain network" for the phys. network adapter

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Connecting to VPN Windows network profile changes to "Domain network" for the phys. network adapter

Just noticed that with Globalprotect 4.1.x the network profile changes to from "Public" or "Private" to "Domain network" for physical network adapter and not just for the VPN adapter while being connected to GlobalProtect service. Also when the VPN session is disconnected the physical adapter profile does not change but instead stays as "Domain network"-profile. On 4.0.x this does not happen.

 

This is clearly a security issue as one can have different firewall rules for Public/Private/Domain network profiles and having "Domain network"-profile being assigned to network adapter connected directly to Internet is not something I would want. I did not found any documentation for such a behavioural change in the documentation. Anyone else having this issue?

 

GP 4.0.8GP 4.0.8GP 4.1.8GP 4.1.8

 

 


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It seems that this is caused by the optimized split tunneling feature (domain, https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/globalprotect/4-1/globalprotect-app-new-features/new-features-rele...) when the configuration includes the AD-domain (eg. *.domain.ltd) to be routed over the VPN tunnel.

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It seems that this is caused by the optimized split tunneling feature (domain, https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/globalprotect/4-1/globalprotect-app-new-features/new-features-rele...) when the configuration includes the AD-domain (eg. *.domain.ltd) to be routed over the VPN tunnel.

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