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Access rules and logging


I´m trying to log outgoing smtp connection attempts without any luck.

I have a working access rule, LAN to WAN. Deny port 25

Under Log settings I assume the LAN TCP Deny would correspond to the Deny rule but as you can see it shows 0 matches:

Log Settings, Network, TCP

What am I missing here?

Category: High End Firewalls


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    Hello @ittech99,

    I tried to test something similar. I get logs as 'TCP connection dropped' which is an event under Network -> TCP -> TCP Packets dropped. The notes tells that it is not allowed by a policy. You can change this to alert level for better visibility. By default it is on Inform.

    Sample log message:

    Log setting:

    I hope that helps.


    Shipra Sahu

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

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    Hi @ITTECH99,

    You should see the logs for the SMTP - TCP 25 dropped packets in SonicWall as "TCP connection dropped" as shown below,

    Please make sure you have the Log Sub Category "TCP Packets Dropped" under Network | Network Access | TCP as shown below,

    Hope this helps.


    Saravanan V

    Technical Support Advisor - Premier Services

    Professional Services

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