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EDL file problem

L2 Linker

Hello -


I have created an EDL in PANOS 8.0.0 using a feed from Minemeld 0.9.40, when I commit I receive the following message:


EDL(vsys1/Skype-IPv4 ip) Downloaded file is not a text file.


Does anyone know how to correct the error ?




L7 Applicator

Hi @paul_w,

you should check ms.log for additional details. Most probably this is due to a known bug in PAN-OS 8.0.0 that was fixed in the subsequent releases. The bug was related to certificate verification.

Hi Imori -


I will check the log.


For information I used the process on https://gist.github.com/jtschichold/f0977e5c1ec09b3ec7d66bf80687d9da to generate the certificate.

Hi @lmori


The file appears to be downloading:

2017-07-12 13:30:50.287 +0100 EDL entry(0x10a6a000, 0x1cff6000, (nil) vsys1/Skype-IPv4, 1, 1 ip) Downloaded EDL file size(1210)


There is nothing obvious to me in ms.log, I have attached some extracts for reference.



Hi @paul_w,

have you tried connecting to the configured URL with the browser ? Do you see the contents ? Is there a proxy between the firewall and the EDL ?

Hi @lmori -


I have connected to the URL with a browser and I can see the IP addresses listed, there are no proxies involved, the 'Test Source URL' on the EDL object gives result message 'Source URL is accessible.'

Hi @paul_w,

could you check MineMeld API logs for the requests of the firewall ? /opt/minemeld/logs/minemeld-web.log (or download from SYSTEM > DASHBOARD > API > LOGS)


Hi @lmori - I can't find find the ip address of the firewall in the logs and there don't appear to be any obvious errors.


Logs attached.



If the firewall IP is not in the minemeld log, it means that MineMeld does not receive the EDL request from the firewall.

Could you double check that the URL in PAN-OS is correct (don't trust "Test Source URL") ?

Is there something in the middle between the firewall management interface and MineMeld that could block the session ?


The EDL is on one end of an IPSEC VPN the peer traffic logs attached appear to show successful connections to the Minemeld server.


The URL shows IP addresses, extract below:

The only thing I can think of that would block the session is the peer firewall and as I say the logs appear to show a valid connection.


The system log on the EDL firewall also appears to show that the file is being downloaded and processed...or are these spurious messages ?  

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