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  • 1.  Stateless protocol handing in DFW

    Posted Oct 05, 2016 07:33 PM

    Hello - Can someone tell me how does DFW handle stateless protocols such as ICMP or UDP? The rules table or connections table are obviously for TCP based flows and wondering what the behavior is in the case of stateless protocols.


  • 2.  RE: Stateless protocol handing in DFW

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Oct 10, 2016 10:22 PM

    There is Application Level Gateway support for ICMP,meaning that NSX DFW will be able to recognize if it is an ICMP request and also figure out a response type. UDP is based on tracking packets(first packet,single and multiple packets).