the worlds gone mad

we've lost the hope we had

Posted on 26 November 2022   11 min read

Palo Packet Captures

packet captures and debugging

Information on running packet captures and debugging commands to follow traffic flows.

Posted on 8 November 2022   8 min read

Viewing palo statistics

system resources and traffic statistics

Useful commands to see general information on the firewall resources been used, interface and traffic statistics, and traffic counters.

Posted on 5 November 2022   16 min read

Palo traffic flows and sessions

application identification and following traffic flows

Information on how applications are identified by App-ID and following sessions and traffic flows through the firewall using the CLI.

Posted on 26 October 2022   12 min read

Palo commit and rollback

pushing policies and rolling back changes

Palo Alto firewalls use the concept of a running config to hold the devices live configuration and the candidate config is copy of the running config where changes are made. A Commit operation causes the running config to be overwritten by the candidate config activating the changes.

Posted on 12 October 2022   23 min read

Palo Basic Setup

palo alto firewall setup using the cli

A run through using the CLI to set up a Palo firewall at home covering the initial configuration, upgrading, BGP routing and a basic firewall policy.