How do I configure the ProxySG to resolve an https site through the host file entry?

FAQ ID:    FAQ2015
Version:    1.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    03/22/2012


The ProxySG does not support the use of a hosts file. However the ProxySG does offer a way of simulating such behavior by defining a forwarding host.  This can be done via the CLI or the Management Console.

  1. To resolve an https website, create following policies through CLI:

Enable Password:
ProxySG#config t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CTRL-Z.
ProxySG#(config forwarding)create host "Https_Server" tcp=443 ssl-verify-server=no server
ProxySG#(config forwarding)exit

  1. Create a policy rule to forward to that host:

You can set the following policy rule in the local policy file. If you do not know how to place this into the local policy file, see KB3495

server_url.domain=www.bluecoat.com forward(Https_Server)

If you would like to resolve an http site,create follow forwarding host instead:

create bluecoat_server http=80 server

Note: Detailed info on creating a rule to resolve an http site is available at KB1693


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