I wonder why (22.214.171.124, Comprehensive, Automatic Learning, Always for URLs) for some URLs two entries (Explicit) are created, for example:
I never saw request containing URL /. so why those are added by policy building process?
Above examples are not alone, there are other URLs added like that but not all - can't see logic here.
After policy is stabilized all URLs with . at the end remains in staging and counterparts without . are no longer in staging.
I've not see that before, but isn't dot (.) used as a wildcard in regex, as well as asterix (*)?
Well, I thought so but those URLs are defined as Explicit so there is no point to use any regex related characters - or I am wrong?
I was suspecting iMacro script used to build policy but then I tried to issue request like /. or /folder/. - those are converted to / or /folder/ so it's even not possible to send trailing . to ASM.
I did policy building using the same iMacro few times and each time after policy is stabilized (wildcards removed) I am left with few of those URLs with trailing dot in staging.
Those seem to be not used for any purpose but somehow were created by policy builder.
This looks odd, might be a bug in this version of ASM - I recommend raising a support case with F5