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URL Filtering Log

L1 Bithead

Hi all,

Are there anyone found URL Filtering log like below:




What does " * " means?


L3 Networker

Hello, Are you seeing this in URL filtering log???? thats not known behaviour.

You would generally put *.facebook.com   under object -> security profile- > URL filtering  -> block/allow

* means all the subdomains - e.g. chat.facebook.com.

Hope this helps.



Hi ukhapre,

I have one more question.

I set URL Filtering to allow only Facebook in allow list, and block category Social Network.

PAN should block all of Social Network, and allow only Facebook in the same time right?

But it still block Facebook.

Please advise.

Facebook uses several domains, like fbcdn.com or fbcdn.net

Not applicable

about your first question for names like *.facebook.com, it appears when a website is using SSL. Because of encryption, PaloAlto cannot see the real URL that is asked by the client. So it will log certificate name instead.

If you want to see URLs inside a SSL encrypted session, you must configure PA SSL Decryption.

Did you add both sites below?



It should work unless its trying to reach sites other than above.

Hi ukhapre,

I tried on both, and it is not working. But after restart device, it is work.

This is all i tried with regular expression,





This is what works for us



Hope this helps

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