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Dell Sonicwall - IP Spoof Detection

Posted on 2014-11-17
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The Setup:
Sonicwall NSA 4500
X0 LAN
X1 ISP#1
X2 ISP#2
X3 SAN network
X4 ISP #3
x5 ISP #5

X1-2 are actually the same ISP, but just have a disjoint subnet with static IP's in compeltely different ranges.  These two interfaces connect to a small switch and up to the ISP (radio based)

x5 ISP #4 is business class cable for browsing the internet.  No static IPs.

X4 ISP #3 - New ISP via fiber with a ton of static IP's.  

Here's my issue.   Only on the new X4 (ISP #3) - Any time I setup a NAT (either 1-2-1 or port based) and my firewall rules, nothing works.  Went as far as directly attaching a laptop to the carrier's handoff and assigning a static IP and it works.  

After some looking around, I am getting
Intrusion prevention    IP Spoof Dropped   <source> <destiantion>  mac: <MAC of the carriers router>


I can resolve this by turning off IP spoof detection on the "hidden" daiag page - but I'd really a)Not like to have to do that b) Have this work as planned.  

Thoughts?
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Question by:JamesonJendreas
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Hi JamesonJendreas,

Exclude the MAC addresses in IPS under Configure IPS Settings.

1. Create Address Objects

First create an Address Objects for each MAC address of the carriers router.

2. Create Address Object Group

Then create an Address Object Group named e.g. IPS Exclusion List and add the Address Objects to that group.

3. Configure IPS Services

Next go to Security Services > IPS and click Configure IPS Settings. Check Enable IPS Exclusion List and select Use Address Objects. Finally, select the newly created Address Object Group named e.g. IPS Exclusion List and click OK to save.
Let me know if you have any questions!
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