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Palo Alto Networks Firewall Configuration for Vidyo


Vidyo with Encryption enabled: For encryption the admin need to create an SSL service and include Vidyo ports 443, 17990-17992 this with addition to the Vidyo and Stun services for the UDP traffic.

The Security policy will look like:


Where the vidyo-service in the service column is defined as a service object below:


Note that for the second rule, the service is ‘any’ to include all the UDP ports 50000-65535 (recommended). The Admin can define rules to minimize the range by creating a new service.

Also application default can be used as on the PA Vidyo will have TCP/dynamic and UDP/dynamic

Also the admin can of course make the rules stricter by providing specific destination IP addresses of the Vidyo elements (like VidyoRouter, VidyoPortal) in a Internal & DMZ deployments. 

Important Note:

In larger Palo Alto FW with multiple CPUs PA is using session offload where the session is monitored per application. Vidyo ICE is identified by the PA as two applications Vidyo and STUN.

Default application timeout is 300sec, In these 300sec the FW is expecting to get 32 packets.

The STUN keep alive are every 15sec meaning in the 300 we will only be sending 20. Increasing the STUN timeout to 600sec should solve that issue.

Unfortunately, it does NOT fix the whole issue because of the 2nd Application identified by the FW, Vidyo.

Vidyo Client only send keep alive via STUN (to keep the port open) but in the PA case that is not enough as the Vidyo application session will timeout.

PAN agrees this is a design limitation on their end, because they should tie the two application and identify them as one (ICE)

PA confirms the only work around right now is to increase the Vidyo application timeout to something large like 2-3h, something that works best to your users.

To do so use the following commands, Same local command to change the timeout on the applications.

So changing udp-timeout to 3 hours (10800 secs) should solve your issue.

# set shared override application stun udp-timeout 10800

# set shared override application vidyo udp-timeout 10800

# commit

Small single processor devices like PA-200 or PA-500 do not offload sessions and do not have this issue. All the larger models do offload and will.

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