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January, 2016


January 31, 2016  5:26 AM

What are Address Objects in Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, FQDN, HA, Interface, IP range, IPv4, IPv6, Layer 2, LAYER3, Loopback, objects, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

Like all other firewalls , Palo Alto Networks Firewall supports Address objects. These Address Objects are basically named objects which can be configured on a Palo Alto Networks Firewall . The address object can include an IPv4 or IPv6 address or the FQDN. The address can be configured based on...

January 27, 2016  6:00 AM

How to configure OSPF Totally Stubby Area in Cisco Routers- Series 2?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco IOS, Cisco Routers, IP Routing, Loopback, OSPF, OSPF protocol, Routing, Routing Table

In my previous post we studied the topology and saw how Type 3, Type 4 and Type  LSA routes are installed in non 0 Area. Now lets configure Area 5...


January 26, 2016  5:16 AM

How to configure OSPF Totally Stubby Area in Cisco Routers- Series 1?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
areas of use, Cisco, Cisco Routers, Loopback, OSPF, OSPF protocol

In this series of posts lets configure OSPF Totally Stubby Area, but before proceeding further lets summarise the below topology 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 25, 2016  4:45 AM

What is OSPF Totally Stubby Area?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco IOS, Default route, IOS commands, OSPF, router

OSPF Totally Stubby Area basically filters out an information of a OSPF database purely based on the LSA types. An ABR  in a Totally Stubby Area  prevents LSA type 3, Type4 and Type 5  to be flooded in to a Totally Stub Area.  It replaces all these types of LSA with a default route. Basically...


January 24, 2016  5:33 AM

How to configure Stub Area in OSPF – Series 2?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Cisco IOS, Dynamic Routing, IP routing protocols, Loopback, OSPF, OSPF protocol, Routing

In my previous post we studied the topology and saw how Type 5 LSA routes are installed in non 0 Area. Now lets configure Area 5 as a stub area. Its very easy to...


January 24, 2016  5:28 AM

How to configure Stub Area in OSPF – Series 1?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Loopback, LSA, OSPF, Routing protocols

In this series of posts lets configure OSPF Stub Area, but before proceeding further lets summarize the below topology 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 22, 2016  9:41 PM

What is OSPF Stub Area?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Default route, IOS commands, LSA, OSPF, OSPF protocol, router

We all know OSPF as routing protocol is one of most widely used IGP protocol, OSPF happens to be the most scalable IGP protocol. OSPF also happens to be one of complex protocols as it deals with various concepts and terminologies. Once such topic where people get confused is OSPF Area types. I...


January 21, 2016  5:08 AM

What is an error “Number of interfaces…not consistent” in ASA Firewall?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
ASA, Cisco ASA, Cisco Firewall, Cisco IOS, IOS, Standby

If you are planning to do a hitless upgrade of a failover pair of ASA 5500 X Series firewall from 8.4(6) trail to 9.2(4) trail, you need to be little cautious. As you cannot do a direct upgrade, you need to rely on a interim release. Most people tend to try 9.1(2) as an interim upgrade, when you...


January 20, 2016  5:29 AM

How to configure log forwarding in Palo Alto Networks Firewall? – Series 2

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, logging, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

In this post we will continue the configuration of log forwarding in Palo Alto Networks Firewall, in previous post we saw how to add a Syslog Server...


January 20, 2016  5:21 AM

How to configure log forwarding in Palo Alto Networks Firewall? – Series 1

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Administrator, application, Default route, Ethernet, Firewalls, HA, Interface, Layer 2, LAYER3, logging, Loopback, Palo Alto Networks, Security policy, Services, Static route, tunnel, URL, Users, VLAN

We all know the importance of having historical logs for any references or forensic analysis. I have personally benefitted from historical records for various reasons and  it happens to be a good practice to forward all the logs of your firewall  to a logging server. The logging server could be...


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