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Hyperscale Firewall Guide

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Adjusting NP7 hyperscale firewall blackhole and loopback route behavior

You can use the following diagnose command to configure how the NP7 hyperscale firewall policy engine handles traffic in a hyperscale firewall VDOM that matches a blackhole route or a loopback route. The NP7 policy engine is implemented by the NP7 npd process. By default the NP7 policy engine:

  • Drops traffic that matches a blackhole route (drop).

  • Sends traffic that matches a loopback route to the CPU (host).

You can use the following diagnose command to change this behavior. Because this is a diagnose command, any changes are reverted to defaults when the FortiGate restarts:

The command syntax is:

diagnose npd debug cmd 14 {28 | 29} {0 | 1 | 2}

28 configure how the NP7 policy engine handles traffic that matches a blackhole route.

29 configure how the NP7 policy engine handles traffic that matches a loopback route.

0 set blackhole or loopback route handling to ignore.

1 send traffic that matches a blackhole or loopback route to the CPU (host).

2 drop traffic that matches a blackhole or loopback route.

For example, use the following command to send traffic that matches a blackhole route to the CPU:

diagnose npd debug cmd 14 28 1

Use the following command to set loopback routing to drop:

diagnose npd debug cmd 14 29 2

Adjusting NP7 hyperscale firewall blackhole and loopback route behavior

You can use the following diagnose command to configure how the NP7 hyperscale firewall policy engine handles traffic in a hyperscale firewall VDOM that matches a blackhole route or a loopback route. The NP7 policy engine is implemented by the NP7 npd process. By default the NP7 policy engine:

  • Drops traffic that matches a blackhole route (drop).

  • Sends traffic that matches a loopback route to the CPU (host).

You can use the following diagnose command to change this behavior. Because this is a diagnose command, any changes are reverted to defaults when the FortiGate restarts:

The command syntax is:

diagnose npd debug cmd 14 {28 | 29} {0 | 1 | 2}

28 configure how the NP7 policy engine handles traffic that matches a blackhole route.

29 configure how the NP7 policy engine handles traffic that matches a loopback route.

0 set blackhole or loopback route handling to ignore.

1 send traffic that matches a blackhole or loopback route to the CPU (host).

2 drop traffic that matches a blackhole or loopback route.

For example, use the following command to send traffic that matches a blackhole route to the CPU:

diagnose npd debug cmd 14 28 1

Use the following command to set loopback routing to drop:

diagnose npd debug cmd 14 29 2