What is "KA Sent or KA got" menas in show PBF rule name command

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What is "KA Sent or KA got" menas in show PBF rule name command

Hi,

Just wondering, What is "KA Sent or KA got" menas in show PBF rule name command.

Thanks.


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L5 Sessionator

Hello,

KA means keep-alive, which in this case would be ping.

This is telling you if the keep-alive packets (ping) were sent or received.

Thanks,

Jason Seals

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I hope someone could improve the manual so all columns from show commands are described.

I was looking at "show pbf" (page 407 in the cli manual for panos 4.1) where "KA sent" and "KA got" is mentioned in a sample output - but not a single word of what these columns actually referes to :-(

I can compare with manuals from Allied Telesis who bring details into each row and column which the show commands can produce.

For example:

"
Table 8-15: Parameters in output of the show switch counter command

Parameters        Meaning

Packet DMA counters

Receive                          Counters for packets received.

Packets                         The number of packets received by the CPU from the switch chip.
Discards                         The number of packets received from the switch chip that were discarded because either the receive queue was greater than 4096, or because the free buffers in the switch were below BufferLevel3, or because there were no data bytes in the packet.
TooFewBuffers                 The number of packets received from the switch chip that were discarded because the free buffers in the switch were below BufferLevel3.
DescriptorsExhausteds    The number of times the switch chip reported that it could not transfer a packet by DMA to a switch buffer because there were no more receive buffer descriptors.
QueueLength                   The number of packets received from the switch chip waiting to be processed by the CPU.
"

and so on.

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L5 Sessionator

Hello,

KA means keep-alive, which in this case would be ping.

This is telling you if the keep-alive packets (ping) were sent or received.

Thanks,

Jason Seals

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