That I'm not sure, the sales contacts may be able to put you in touch with the right team. I know you said your IP address was up-to-date elsewhere but I'm not getting the same information when I do a whois lookup on other sites. Where ping.eu will report the informaiton as GB services such as ipaddress.com report your country as RU as well. GeoIP information isn't updated by services all that often, so I'm guessing that this was updated not that long ago and the database that Palo Alto pulls from simply hasn't been updated yet.
This misconfiguration is a recent discovery for us, however, this IP address has been with us for 18 months now. I am contacting all affected GoIP vendors to have this corrected.
It puzzles me why this discrepancy exists and a few providers never decided to use most recent data.
I called sales and I was given urlfiltering paloaltonetworks com.
I have submitted my request there, but it does not look like a dedicated GeoIP page like other vendors provide.
Hi @pablo77 ,
Couple of pointers:
The pre-defined regions database that Palo Alto Networks uses is the one defined by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) per globe zones that can be found at the following locations:
1. I assumed so
The pre-defined regions database that Palo Alto Networks uses is the one defined by the ...
2. Great, my data is correct there
3. I am NOT the customer of Paloalto networks.
4. I am a web hoster whos clients complain that they cannot reach our websites.
The identified reason is: palo alto network firewall solution used by one of the companies/networks is configured to block traffic to/from Russian Federation.
Above company informaed us about the fact that IP->Country provided by PAN claims our ip address is classified as russian.
Quote from the company explaining it :
"Our firewall automatically drops traffic from Russia, china & the middle east for security reasons.
Please could you suggest they visit the Palo Alto support site: https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/Support
They should be able to raise a support ticket and get it sorted there.
In a more graphical way:
Website User → Some 3RD party comapny net that uses Your Firewall... → Our IP address → Our Web Server
... blocking Russian IP addresses
GeoIP database from Palo Alto Network...
... that states that U.K. IP address: 184.108.40.206 is in Russia
Even with the most recent dynamic updates your IP is still listed as RU on a PA device without making a custom region listing.
I would guess however that this is a tad bit more widespread than Palo Alto. While most sites are reporting your IP correctly a fair amount do still list the IP within Russia for whatever reason.
Just an FYI to those interested.
I have opened up a case with Palo Alto Networks group that handles all GEO-IP change requests.
It is in progress and should be changed soon.
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