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Traffic is dropped on a Rule with an "Accept" Action
Symptoms
  • In SmartView tracker, a "drop" log is shown for an Accept rule.
  • Firewall kernel debug ( fw ctl zdebug + drop) shows the traffic is dropped on the same rule it should be allowed on:
    Reason: Rulebase drop - rule X"
Cause

A Network object is defined with a single IP address and a netmask of 255.255.255.255. Broadcast address is marked as "not included".

When a network is defined with a single IP address with netmask of 255.255.255.255, the IP of the network is the same IP as the broadcast address. If The Broadcast address is not included, the Network is removed.


Solution
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