do Palo Alto kill the connection in real time?


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do Palo Alto kill the connection in real time?

Hello there any possibility in Palo Alto to kill connection in real time if i see for example some user downloads too much or uploads too much?


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Hi Radmin_85,


Yes you can do this in the session browser located in the monitor tab and clicking the 'x' on the desired session. Or you can do it via the CLI by using the commmand:


> clear session id xxxx


x being the number of the session of course.


You can use the command:


> show session all


to show a list of sessions on the device currently (up to 1024).


hope this helps,


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Is it also possible to view in real time how much the user downloaded and uploaded throught web gui?

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The session browser will show you the size of the session in bytes but it won't tell you how many bytes downloaded/uploaded, just in total.


Once you kill the session and a log entry is generated in the traffic log, you can see bytes sent and bytes receieved in the 'details' section. Click the spyglass icon on the left hand side of the log to open up the detailed log view.

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Dear Radmin_85,


You can use the ACC tap on the firewall to track user activity, kindly find the below screenshot:

 # in global filter tabe select Source User/Source Address and wite the User-ID or IP address. image.png

for further assistance kindly find below URL:



Fawaz El-Diasti
PCNSE 7, ACE PAN-OS 6.1, 7.0, 8.0
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