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RE: Application filtering - URL Filtering posted 01/18/2007
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if its match protocol url, do you match after the hostname and the first "/" after the hostname or the entire url starting from http:// onwards?

so if its match protocol url "root.exe",  and you are matching against, 

will it match if its
match protocol url "root.exe". 
According to you, it won't match. 

now what if i add
match protocol host ""
match protocol url "root.exe".
will this match?



"Salau,Olayemi" <Olayemi.Salau@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hello Deji

match protocol http url "*root.exe*"

means anything can be before root.exe and anything can be after it.
Literally, anything that has got root.exe in it.


So it's like the first star character represents anything
"" in this case and the other star character
represents anything "?$t=vgc&$g=mobitel" in this case.

Also * character could mean zero occurence

match protocol http url "root.exe"

matches exactly root.exe in the url, so something like will be invalid because it's got xters before the

match protocol http url "webapp/*"

Similarly, this would me, anything that starts with webapp/ with
anything behind. Since * represents zero or any occurrence of
characters, webapp/ would be fine or
webapp/default/gateway.html?$r=bluemoon is also valid.

match protocol htpp url "*webapp*"

This would mean anything infront of webapp (includes zero occurrence
also) and anything behind webapp (includes zero occurrence also). So ; also something like webapp/
would be just fine has well

Note that *webapp* will match something like webapp/ since "/" is like
anything behind webapp, but webapp/* will not match webapp2. Hope you




Match any zero or more characters in this position.


Match any one character in this position.


Match one of a choice of characters.


Match one of a choice of characters in a range. For example cisco.(gif |
jpg) matches either cisco.gif or cisco.jpg.

[ ]

Match any character in the range specified, or one of the special
characters. For example, [0-9] is all of the digits. [*] is the "*"
character and [[] is the "[" character.

Hope this helps, for more information Check the reference below:-

Many Thanks


Olayemi Salau

Network Analyst

I.T. Solutions Division

Southampton City Council

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-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: 18 January 2007 00:27
To: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Application filtering - URL Filtering


I want to know if there is a difference between hte following match
statements -


match protocol http url "*root.exe*"

match protocol http url "root.exe"


match protocol http url "webapp/*"

match protocol htpp url "*webapp*

I have been confused about these for sometime now and would like any
clear distinction from anyone who understands the subject very well. I
have read a few book but the syntax has been different in most of them
and I just want to know if they are indeed the same or different.

Thanks for your interest and input.


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