PA default interface state

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PA default interface state

L1 Bithead

Hello community 🙂

I've been searching but couldn't find an answer so:

What is the default interface state (out of the box firewall)? Is it forwarding L2 packets? Can I create a L2 loop by connecting two interfaces between FW & a switch?



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Thank you for posting question @corporatenw 


All firewalls shipped from the factory have two Ethernet ports (ethernet1/1 and ethernet1/2 ) preconfigured as virtual wire interfaces (default-vwire), and these interfaces allow all untagged traffic. The reference is here in the documentation:


The rest of the data plane interfaces are using interface type: Tap. With default configuration you should not cause any loop.


Kind Regards




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