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We have insufficent-content category blocked. And when trying to allow a specific url using wildcard i am having issues.

 

when *.figuringoutmelody.com is used it is allowed on port 80 only while ssl gets blocked. website seems to redirect form www.figuringoutmelody.com to https://figuringoutmelody.comimage.png

and when i used figuringoutmelody.com just as is, it gets allowed on ssl without www but not on 80.

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Isn't *.figuringoutmelody.com supposed to cover both www.*.figuringoutmelody.com and figuringoutmelody.com

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Cyber Elite
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Hello,

No this is not the case. Check out this article:

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/pan-os/pan-os/url-filtering/url-filtering-concepts...

 

Basically *.xyz.com will match anything before the .xyz.com, i.e. www.xyz.com, ftp.xyz.com, mail.xyz.com, etc.

 

xyz.com will match if there is nothing before the xyz.com so www.xyz.com will NOT match this.

 

PAN recommends the following if you want to whitlist www.xyz.com. Enter both of the following:

 

xyz.com

*.xyz.com

 

Hope that helps.

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hello,

No this is not the case. Check out this article:

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/pan-os/pan-os/url-filtering/url-filtering-concepts...

 

Basically *.xyz.com will match anything before the .xyz.com, i.e. www.xyz.com, ftp.xyz.com, mail.xyz.com, etc.

 

xyz.com will match if there is nothing before the xyz.com so www.xyz.com will NOT match this.

 

PAN recommends the following if you want to whitlist www.xyz.com. Enter both of the following:

 

xyz.com

*.xyz.com

 

Hope that helps.

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Thanks @OtakarKlier 

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