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Cisco ASA and Websense

We have a Cisco ASA 5520 and Websense.  I added a filter but it seems like it is still not allowing us to access a certain website from most of the machines however some machines with the same configuration work on the DMZ.

Accessing website tells us "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete"

Filter I applied on the firewall

filter url except 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 64.18.218.0 255.255.255.0 allow

filter https except 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 64.18.218.0 255.255.255.0 allow

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Cisco ASA and Websense

Hello Mohammad,

That is why I need it to check the captures

Now two things could be happening:

A- ISP is blocking the traffic comming from their webserver to your public IP, or from your public IP to their webserver

B- Their webserver has blacklisted the IP address you are using on that nat

That is why when you use a different one it works

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Julio

Looking for some Networking Assistance? Contact me directly at jcarvaja@laguiadelnetworking.com I will fix your problem ASAP. Cheers, Julio Carvajal Segura http://laguiadelnetworking.com
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Cisco ASA and Websense

Hello Mohammad,

Can you clear the local-host table for the internal users that are having this issue and then give it a try.

Also can you correlate if the ASA is redirecting that traffic to the websense using captures?

Regards,

Looking for some Networking Assistance? Contact me directly at jcarvaja@laguiadelnetworking.com I will fix your problem ASAP. Cheers, Julio Carvajal Segura http://laguiadelnetworking.com

Cisco ASA and Websense

Did that, cleared the xlate for one specific host to see if that will solve the issue still the same thing.  I worked with Cisco TAC too and they ran captures and same results that I got.  We have two ISP's and two different firewalls I routed traffic to this website via second ISP and second firewall same results.  Interesting thing is that two machines on our DMZ work.  I put a desktop on the DMZ and it didn't work.  My own laptop it works from any other network but as soon as I put it on our network it does not work. 

I used the filter exception so that it by passes websense, even removed websense configuration completely from the ASA still the same results.

Cisco ASA and Websense

Hello Mohammad,

Are the 2 asa's on failover mode?

Okay I liked this part:

even removed websense configuration completely from the ASA still the same results.

Okay so you removed the websense did a clear local and it did not work? Do you remember if you did a clear local-host after removing the websense configuration?

Can you send me on a private message the case number so I can take a look at it and help you

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Julio

Looking for some Networking Assistance? Contact me directly at jcarvaja@laguiadelnetworking.com I will fix your problem ASAP. Cheers, Julio Carvajal Segura http://laguiadelnetworking.com

Cisco ASA and Websense

Found something interesting.  If I NAT any of the internal IP to one of the other available IP's we have from our ISP website works.

Cisco ASA and Websense

Hello Mohammad,

That is why I need it to check the captures

Now two things could be happening:

A- ISP is blocking the traffic comming from their webserver to your public IP, or from your public IP to their webserver

B- Their webserver has blacklisted the IP address you are using on that nat

That is why when you use a different one it works

Remember to rate all the helpful posts

Julio

Looking for some Networking Assistance? Contact me directly at jcarvaja@laguiadelnetworking.com I will fix your problem ASAP. Cheers, Julio Carvajal Segura http://laguiadelnetworking.com

Re: Cisco ASA and Websense

There should be captures attached to the case if not let me know and I can email them to you.  I have also contacted their tech support and waiting to hear back from them.  If either side has black listed the IP(s) would we get this in our browser when trying to access the website though?

The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

Re: Cisco ASA and Websense

Checking the captures

On the captures I do not see anything related to an error. I see a HTTP 1.1 302 redirect message but that is normal ( that just says the resource or HTTP server it's now on a different URI)

But they exchange data regularly. I do not know if those captures are the ones while the issue happens as I can see a 3 way handshake and both client and server exchanging data.

I think we are going to need a brand new captures

capture capin interface inside match tcp host real_host_ip host http_server eq 80

capture capout interface outside match tcp host Natted_Ip host http-server eq 80

Send an http request and send me both captures;

Regards,

Looking for some Networking Assistance? Contact me directly at jcarvaja@laguiadelnetworking.com I will fix your problem ASAP. Cheers, Julio Carvajal Segura http://laguiadelnetworking.com

Re: Cisco ASA and Websense

Ok so here is the update, we were all right and the captures are fine 3  way hand shake looks good but the website still wasn't working.  After I  changed the NATed IP to one of the other IP we have available it worked.  So that lead me in a different direction and after contacting the website technical support people I found out that our IP was blocked on their side.  I wish there was something more descriptive they would throw at the clients when they block their IP for any reason lol.  Thank you for your help with this.

Re: Cisco ASA and Websense

Hello Mohammad,

WOW, really you are correct, maybe they could send a reset packet and that could have lead us to the problem faster.

At least we were right regarding the blacklisted Ip

Can you mark the question as answered so future users can learn from this topic

Have a great day

Julio

Looking for some Networking Assistance? Contact me directly at jcarvaja@laguiadelnetworking.com I will fix your problem ASAP. Cheers, Julio Carvajal Segura http://laguiadelnetworking.com
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