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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...




Just a quick update, the Support team is currently working to reproduce this issue.  I'll provide more details as they become available.

Thanks for all your patience,


I was just told by support that they can't reproduce this issue and that it was now a low priority for them :O(

We're still looking at the issue - we have some PCAPs and can reproduce the behavior, though research is still on-going.

More updates as they come,


FYI, this should be addressed in an upcoming release.

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?

We experienced similar issues a few months back and found the cause to be our URL blocking policies. In particular the blocking of the advertisements category. Pages were trying to load but were hanging because advertisement frames were being blocked.

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