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L3 Networker

Hi Gents,

I have a Palo Alto 5050 installed between users and my Server Farm.

I configured a security policy to allow access to the File Server, and applied a File type profile to block files such as exe, avi, and FLV.

but the file blocking doesn't work, while the users are still able to put these file types on the server share.

how can I resolve that issue.

Thanks & Regards,



L4 Transporter

Hello homicidedart

To block the different file types we select the the file types and give the direction based on if it is upload, download or both direction and give action as block. Some points to look for,

> Direction should be checked can give both to block both directions.

> Security rule should have action as Allow. Block is the action only on the file-blocking profile.

> If there are more than one rule in the file blocking profile we will have to have this rule in the top or more specific rule in the top and more generic in the bottom.

> Also look at the session id details for this traffic to see details about file blocking / sec rule matching and so on to isolate the cause.


If all these would not help then flow basic has to be done to analyse at packet level.

Hope this helps !


Hi Phoenix,

Thanks for your reply, while I see the Configuration you said is the same as mine. I looked at the session ID, and I see nothing about the file.

but in real the file is copied to and from the share directory without any blocking.

How can it be solved.




Which PAN-OS version are you running ? Are you seeing a similar issue if you were to use a different application as in FTP ?

- Deepak

Hi Deepak,

I'm using PAN-OS V 5.0.9.

Regarding your question, yes. I tried to upload files to the server Via remote desktop and it's uploaded easily. even when I try to upload it to the internet it's blocked.

and I'm using the file type profile for both destinations in the security policy. the same issue happens in the download.



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