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Unable to set the Directions for the Ethernet Protocol when adding a Firewall Rule in an UnManaged Client

Created: 17 May 2012 • Updated: 15 Nov 2012 | 1 comment
Mithun Sanghavi's picture
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Hello,

The unmanaged client does not allow to set the direction for the Ethernet protocol when you create the rule. 

It allows you set the direction if you choose the IP, TCP, or UDP protocol, but not when you choose the Ethernet protocol.

Even before selecting the "Ethernet" protocol; if we change the Traffic Directions first as required and then select the "Ethernet" Protocol and then the Ethernet type.

Unfortunately, when you close the list and re-open it, the direction is shown as "Both". 

Somewhere along the line, SEP automatically changed the direction.

Reference: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep-unmanaged-client-how-can-i-allow-outgoing-only-ethernet-traffic

Hope we have this Feature enabled in the Upcoming versions of SEP 12.1 / 11.x.

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Elisha's picture

This is done on purpose.  Ethernet traffic is not stateful, so if you don't allow both directions then the protocol selected will likely not work.  Is there a use case for allowing a specif protocol in only one direction and and blocking the reply?

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