I am using PANOS 4.0.3, and have created a file blocking profile object with action = continue , this should then prompt the user while downloading and on clicking continue, the user should be able to go to download the exe, etc...
The issue i am having is that on clicking continue, the browser tries to display the file i am downloading, rather than taking me to the download page, or popup... please advice.. i ahve also attached the file bloacking continue page...
To confirm, the 'Continue' option is present & functional, but the browser is not downloading the file (no pop-up, etc...), with the browser directly opening the file instead, correct?
If so, the profile/FW will not open the file in behalf of the requestor. It will strictly allow you to continue, block or permit based on the profile created. The browser itself will either download or open the file within the browser based on configured settings. Have you performed similar testing on other machines/browsers, etc...?
I've attached the following screenshots dl-01.JPG & dl-02.JPG using Chrome v12.0.742.112.(which does not open the file & saves locally)
I've also attached browser_settings.JPG (in Firefox) which I've configured to auto-open Compressed Files within the browser.
Let us know if we are on the right track of if you are experiencing a separate issue.
Thank you for your response.
I have now tried this with firefox and works a treat, my only problem is, when i use internet explorer, it opens the exe file in the browser. i have attached a screen shot of what the internet explorer does when i click continue to download putty.exe...
Has any testing been done with Internet explorer, or is there some sort of setting in the internet explorer that i need to do for allowing the continue page...
our company uses Internet Explorer as a standard browser, hence i dont have a choice but to make it work like it does on firefox...
This is very timely. We also have the same issue. File downloads properly in Firefox, Opera and Chrome - but with IE 7 and 8 (have not tried 9) when you click on continue the file opens in the browser as code. You can't use the browser or break out of the file load for some time (I assume until the file has fully opened in the browser). If you go "back" and refresh - then you get the option to save the file locally. Thanks!
I'm experiencing something similar, currently running 4.0.3, but it's not related to downloading a file. Instead it's related to users getting "can not display web page" in IE and "connection reset" message when using firefox when opening the browser up and captive portal is attempting to redirect them to the authentication page or the "block-continue" page.
Has anyone noticed or seen this happen? I notice it only when the WMI polling fails to correctly identifty the logged on user (if it fails our setup defaults to captive portal to id) OR if the PC is logged in with an account that would be unidentified and sent to captive portal anyways. Has anyone ever seen this before?
Traffic and URL logs do not show anything odd. They either show the attempt as a block-continue or they truly show nothing since the request is being intercepted. Is it possible that the PA device is being overloaded so it's not serving the captive portal page and/or block-continue page?
Or is it something internal to IE8? Is this possibly related to the OP's problem?
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