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TZ400 pinging strict.bing.com

I have a TZ400 and it is sending about 500 requests to strict.bing.com a day. The requests are not coming from a different device in the DHCP server.

Anyone have an idea why the sonicwall is sending requests to strict.bing.com?

Category: Entry Level Firewalls
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  • BWCBWC Cybersecurity Overlord ✭✭✭

    Hi @tweeprise ,

    do you have "Enable Bing Force Safe Search" enabled in your CFS Profile (Advanced Tab) ... this is probably it.

    --Michael@BWC

  • I believe, in past testing where I capture all DNS queries done by the firewall, that it does queries for this hostname even if the feature is not enabled. I am doing another capture and my lab firewall does not have that feature on, and I even disabled CFS itself to see what happens. More news at 11 (figuratively).

  • BWCBWC Cybersecurity Overlord ✭✭✭

    Manage -> Log Settings -> Name Resolution could be something else to look into, I always prefer to have the Name Resolution Method set to None.

    --Michael@BWC

  • do you have "Enable Bing Force Safe Search" enabled in your CFS Profile (Advanced Tab) ... this is probably it.

    Not enabled

    Manage -> Log Settings -> Name Resolution could be something else to look into, I always prefer to have the Name Resolution Method set to None.

    Trying this now.

  • FYI - Log Name Resolution feature does one job:: Reverse lookups of any IP address which shows in the logs using either DNS or NetBIOS. It is not related to the strict.bing.com traffic.

  • So i guess it is what it is. Thanks for the answer

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