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ASM same URL variants

Hi,

I wonder why (13.1.0.7, 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.

Piotr

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Comment made 3 months ago by nathan 7257

I've not see that before, but isn't dot (.) used as a wildcard in regex, as well as asterix (*)?

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Comment made 3 months ago by Piotr Lewandowski 1150

Hi,

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.

Piotr

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This looks odd, might be a bug in this version of ASM - I recommend raising a support case with F5

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