ACL ordering issue.

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Aug 21st, 2007
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Has anybody seen an issue such as below with ACL ordering?


I had the following ACL configured:

ip access-list extended QPM_WindowsSMB

permit tcp any eq 445 any

permit tcp any any eq 445


I noticed I wasn't getting any hits on the second line.


I changed the order of the first 2 elements and I started to get hits on both.


BTW, I upgraded the router IOS to 12.4(15)T1 on the weekend. Could this be a bug with this new software?


Cheers, SteveK.

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royalblues Tue, 08/21/2007 - 13:49
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None that i know of


It basically depends upon the traffic flow


As per the posted list, the first statement is trying to match the trafffic that has a source port of 445 and destination any

The second entry is doing the reverse.


Narayan

jwdoherty Tue, 08/21/2007 - 16:16
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Another possibility is that any TCP traffic with a destination of port 445 always has a source port of 445. Assuming you didn't see this on your prior IOS, one would tend to suspect the new code.


You could turn on/off flow cache, and/or on/off compiled ACLs (if supported on your platform), and/or try a number access list and see if there's a change in behavior.

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