PA dropping packets on their return path


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L3 Networker

PA dropping packets on their return path


I have a simple L3 setup.

E1/1 connected to a router (default gateway to the internet). IP, untagged Zone VLAN1

E1/2.2 connected to a switch (VLAN 2 tagged). IP (default gateway for the network), Zone VLAN2

I have a default allow all rule, no nat (VLAN2 to VLAN1)

A ping from to doesn't work, so I started troubleshooting.

Monitor shows to, Application "ping" allow

It does not mention any drops.

I did a tcp dump on the internet gateway and I do see request and reply getting in and out. All correct source / destination.

I did a tcp dump on the PA. I see the following in the 4 pcap files:

Receive: Echo request and reply

Transmit: only Echo Request

Firewall: Echo Request and reply

Drop: Echo reply

So, the question which drives me crazy is: Why is the PA dropping the echo reply packets and why is it not telling me that it has done so?

Thanks a lot in advance.


L3 Networker

While I'm confident, that the problem is in my clan configuration, I juts can't get it to work.

I've read the admin guide and several docs here but nothing fits.

Attached is my config ,maybe someone is so kind to bring some light in my dark?

Only traffic out of VLAN2 will reach the PA. VLAN 1 Traffic is bypassing the PA (VLAN1 blocked on the switch Trunk to the PA)

as a side note: I followed Scenario 1 in this document:

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