How to log traffic based on FQDN objects ?

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How to log traffic based on FQDN objects ?

L3 Networker


The traffic log feature is pretty usefull, however when using FQDN objects it becomes very tricky to identify traffic logs. Indeed, I use a lots of groups of FQDN objects, and even groups of groups of FQDN objects. And the traffic logs doesn't display the FQDN but only source and destination IP addresses...

Is there a way to display the FQDN objects, or better : the Objects name in the traffic logs ?




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Unfortunately we can only show traffic logs by IP addresses. Basically when we use FQDN in address objects, the PA device will resolve the IPs for those objects and will use that in the policy. Hence you will always see traffic logs showing IP address. However, you can perhaps configure rules with just one specific FQDN as the source or destination. Then you can to use rule name with FQDN name to be able to track in the traffic log.


Hi  Richard,

Thanks for your help.

It's a pity that there is no way to display FQDN in traffc logs.

However I guess it should be quite easy to implement such feature since it's only an object mapping.

I will ask my SE for a feature request I think.




I can see that with PanOS 4.1 there is a "Resolve Hostname" checkbox at the bottom of the traffic log page. It does the trick 😉



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Hi Everyone, is there anyway to AutoSave the "Resolve Hostname" checkbox ?

It seems that you need to select that checkbox every time you need to display the Hostnames.

i.e. If you navigate to any other page and then back to Traffic Monitor page, it clears that checkbox.

Is it true or am I missing something ?

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