HIP Data Not Being Collected

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HIP Data Not Being Collected

L2 Linker



An exciting start to the day - a security policy with a HIP profile ("compliant" - basically running an approved os) that previously worked fine, stopped working for a random selection of people and rapidly became less random and more universal. After ripping out that requirement (so my phone wasn't making quite so much noise), dug into what was going on - seemingly almost all of the HIP data isn't being sent/logged :-


msm@helix(active)> debug user-id dump hip-profile-database statistics
WARNING: terminal is not fully functional
- (press RETURN)
Total number of hip in database: 3
Total number of logout records in database: 19577
Total size of hip reports: 67926KB used / -931840KB


(there's currently a touch under 600 users logged in)


And that negative size worries me.


Any ideas for fixes/areas to look at? This has of course been logged to our support team.


L2 Linker

No progress, but one additional clue from the client logs :-


P1827-T17939 09/17/2021 09:27:49:048 Debug(1679): SendHipReportToGateway ${somefqdn} returns FALSE.


So the gateway is telling the client not to send HIP data after the portal has told it to collect it? Has some daemon on the firewall crashed and not restarted?

L2 Linker

For the benefit of anyone who manages to break things this way, it turned out that the problem was that a URL filtering policy was blocking HIP matches! Don't apply URL filtering to accessing your own servers 🙂

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