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When PAN-DB URL Lookup Matches an Expired URL on MP/DP

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Created On 02/07/19 23:38 PM - Last Updated 02/07/19 23:38 PM
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The URL lookup on the Palo Alto Networks firewall is performed for its first match in the following order starting from left to right:

Block List > Allow List > Custom Categories > DP Cache > MP Cache > Cloud Systems

Each URL in DP (data plane) and MP (management plane) has its own expiration period assigned by the PAN-DB core. This expiration period cannot be changed by administrator.

 

URL Query in DP

If the URL look-up matches an expired URL in DP:

  1. The DP cache responds with the expired category and the firewall uses it for its traffic.
  2. The DP sends a request to MP to request categorization of the URL.
  3. Once it gets response from MP the URL gets updated synchronously in  DP.

 

URL Query in MP

If the URL check on the MP determines that the URL has expired:

  1. MP cache responds to DP with the expired category.
  2. The MP sends a request to the cloud to request categorization of the URL.
  3. Once it gets response from the cloud, MP will update its own cache and also send updated response to DP.

 

To test a URL category in DP, use the following command:

> show running url <url>

 

To test a URL category in MP, use the following command:

> test url <url>

 

For example:

> show running url google.com

google.com search-engines expires in 70377 seconds

 

> test url google.com

google.com search-engines (Base db) expires in 69000 seconds

google.com search-engines (Cloud db)

 

See Also

URL Filtering (PAN-DB)

URL Filtering Database Lookup Flow for BrightCloud

 

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