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The Networking forum covers all aspects of Networking in Azure, including endpoints, load-balancing, network security, DNS, Traffic Manager, virtual networks, and external connectivity.

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    1. Azure Secure DNS for protection against malware and other unwanted content

      Create a Secure DNS service that can be used by Enterprise DNS servers and report and block suspect activity from clients. The solution should be based in Microsoft Azure, but should also be integrated with either Microsoft OMS og Windows ATP service.

      All log files collected from Enterprise DNS servers should be forwarded to the Azure Secure DNS service (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/teamdhcp/2015/11/23/network-forensics-with-windows-dns-analytical-logging/)

      Examples:
      http://www.computerworld.com/article/2872700/6-dns-services-protect-against-malware-and-other-unwanted-content.html

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      1 comment  ·  DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. Insight in Azure application gateway performance

      Currently there is no way to view usage statistics of the Azure application gateway. Information I would like to see:

      * Per hour performance statistics (e.g. nr of connections, bandwith, CPU usage, etc.)
      * Advice on number of required instances based on metrics from last few days with recommendations to increase or decrease the number of instances

      Regards,

      Jan-Willem

      166 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    3. Automatically add Web hosting plan services to virtual network

      I pretty much want to keep storage, SQL database, web app, VMs, and any other service I use within a private network to keep granular control of which services can connect to other services. The "open to all" connection strings to all services is a hard sell to any organization used to securing their IT behind firewalls and networks of networks. Where are you on this today? It must be considered a less secure since these connection strings always tend to leak..

      10 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    4. Allow ACL on Application Gateway for IP filtering via X-FORWARDED-FOR header

      We have requirements from customers to restrict access via their company subnets. It would be very nice if the App Gateway supported not only the SSL offload but the ability to apply ACLs to allow or deny access via a defined network range using X-FORWARDED-FOR headers.

      101 votes
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      started  ·  9 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    5. Support URL rewriting with Application Gateway

      PathBasedRouting is nice, but not super great without the ability to rewrite paths. I am trying to front a Service Fabric cluster, where multiple HTTP services live on http://+:80, at different path prefixes. Would be nice to use Application Gateway to direct https://api.company.com to http://cluster/api, and https://www.company.com to http://cluster/www

      1,121 votes
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      44 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    6. Azure Internal Endpoints to Vnet

      Please provide Azure Services with an Internal Endpoint (a least Azure Storage and Azure Backup) to build up machines without Internet Connection.

      47 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    7. Add more endpoints outside of EU

      https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cdn-pop-locations/
      Open CDN map- and you will find that for MOST geographical regions- CDN is irrelevant. For exUSSR region closest CDN is in Poland but latency just on a few millisecond less than directly from WE region. For MEA region- the same...

      13 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Content Delivery Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      started  ·  Anton Kucer [MSFT] responded

      Work is ongoing to provide POPs in additional Geographical regions. In November POP’s were added in India and South America. Additional POP’s in South America and in Oman will be added in the next few months. We also announced last year a partnership with Akamai which will allow us later this year to provide access to the entire Akamai network. Akamai has POP’s in over 110 countries. The following link from Akamai will help us see the level of coverage that they have today: http://wwwnui.akamai.com/gnet/globe/index.html

    8. Enable Multiple IP addresses for Azure Application Gateway

      Azure Application Gateway is a nice Service for Load Balancing Layer 7 HTTP and HTTPS traffic. Today, we can only attribute one IP address (Public or Private) to the Application Gateway Deployment. It is fundamental that a Load Balancer can support multiple IP addresses to provide flexibility (Based on many customers feedback)

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      10 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Support for both public and private IP at the same time is available on both V1 and V2 SKU. Customers can host multiple sites behind the same IP and port using multi-site listener today.

      Support for allowing same port on both public and private IP is in the roadmap.

    9. Make all services available with IPv6 addresses.

      IPv4 addresses are running out and Azure has had a lot of problems with this, resolved by buying IPv4 address pools at a significant cost.
      Some users and cloud deployments only require connectivity with on premises networks (either IPv4 or IPv6, not both).
      Make IPv6 available for all services and allow the option of choosing what type of addresses are required (IPv4+IPv6 or IPv6 only).
      Also, consider:
      ● Giving each cloud service a /60 (or bigger) instead of a /64;
      ● Making IPv6 addresses static, since pool depletion is no longer an issue.

      49 votes
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      1 comment  ·  IPv6  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    10. Provide a rest api to access the list of Azure IP Addresses

      Please provide an api that will us to gather the full list of azure ip addresses, the ones added in the last week, and the ones deleted in the last week. This would be used to automate the weekly changes we need to make to accommodate these changes.

      41 votes
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      7 comments  ·  IP addresses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    11. Please add port-mirroring to Azure to enable DLP and logging applications

      We would like a virtual span port or port-mirroring ability

      368 votes
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      13 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    12. Allow custom DNS search domain for virtual networks

      Thanks for recently adding the ability to specify custom DNS servers for virtual networks.
      I assume this is implemented with DHCP.
      We are unfortunately not able to rely on this feature yet because we also set a custom DNS domain search.
      This can be done with DHCP option 119, and this is how we have our non-Azure LAN configured.

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    13. Provide multi-factor authentication capabilities in VPN client

      The ask is pretty self-explanatory.

      We want to host sensitive data in Azure VMs and enable connectivity only via P2S VPN.

      Today, the VPN client only requires having the cert to gain access the Azure Network. As the cert can easily end up in the hands of someone who shouldn't have access to it...it's not very secure.

      For MFA, integration with PhoneFactor would be cool. At a minimum, the VPN client should require a username/password in addition to requiring the cert.

      260 votes
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      14 comments  ·  VPN Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    14. Support IPv6 Throughout the Azure Platform

      IPv6 has been a standard for years and ISPs are starting to roll out native IPv6 stacks to consumers. The time is now to support IPv6.

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      67 comments  ·  IPv6  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      IPv6 in Azure VNET is currently previewing globally- in ALL Azure Public cloud regions.

      Announcement (Service Update): https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-microsoft-adds-full-ipv6-support-for-azure-vnets/

      Links to Documentation & Samples
      Full documentation including sample scripts is available here: https://aka.ms/IPv6ForAzureVNETdoc

      A sample JSON template is posted in the quickstart repository: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/templates/ipv6-in-vnet/

    15. Allow IPv6 VIPs - Charge for *blocks of* IPv6 addreses

      It would be nice if we could purchase elastic IPv6 blocks of IPs, then when setting up an endpoint for a VM we could select the specific IP from the block for the endpoint.

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