Networking

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. Support WebSocket connections on Azure Front Door

      Add support for WebSocket connections with load balancing on Azure Front Door

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      9 comments  ·  Azure Front Door Service  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. Offers BGP prefix/route summary at Microsoft Enterprise Edge (MSEE) ExpressRoute routers

      There is an urgent business need to summarize BGP prefix/route at MSEEs before being propagate to its peers at remote sites i.e. Cloud Gateway Access (CGA) routers in relation to Express Route service (as there is vary limit of allowable prefix entry set at remote CGA routers i.e. default 20 in some case).

      This BGP prefix summarization helps reduce the need of large number of prefix entries to be broadcasted from Azure to CGA especially for business case that have large number of spoke VNETs (Hub and Spoke model) leveraging on granular address space of a large prefix.

      For example,…

      227 votes
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      1 comment  ·  ExpressRoute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    3. Simplify creation and visualization of Azure VNET's

      Creating a virtual network that spans an on-premise deployment and more than 1 Azure datacenter is a pain and not easy to "see" if all thing are lined up correctly. Building a network like this shouldn't require importing or exporting files and running powershell commands if you don't want to. Would be great it was like using Visio (Drag, Drop, Pipe). Then use that same view to see the overall health, speed, and usage in real time on that network.

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      0 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    4. WAF on Application Gateway needs a function to exclude some condition like a trusted node.

      Now, Web Application Firewall feature would be available as part of Azure Application Gateway.

      Currently, WAF on Application Gateway seems to not have a function to exclude from blocking access by any condition.
      So, I would like to request to add this function for WAF on Application Gateway.

      Acutually, Many WAF product could exclude particular access from blocking like a trusted node.

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

      Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    5. Azure DevOps Whitelisting

      Please create service tag for Azure DevOps Hosted Build Agents. I have been told that to allow hosted agent access through NSG - to my ASE's, I need to whitelist ALL external Azure IPs.. This is unaccesptable from a Security standpoint. Please address immediately

      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/idea/467755/static-ip-address-for-azure-devops.html?childToView=571222#comment-571222

      109 votes
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      1 comment  ·  IP addresses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    6. Allow basic port forwarding in Network Security Groups

      It'd be really nice if Network Security Groups allowed basic port forwarding without the use of Azure Load Balancers. Being able to use an alternate public port for RDP, for example 23456, and directing the traffic to the native port (3389) in the Azure environment via the network group would make things simpler than having to create a load balancer to sit in front of the NSG and VM.

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      triaged  ·  3 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    7. Application Gateway V2 support of UDR

      Deploying a Application Gateway in a subnet with an UDR is needed in enterprise networks. For example if you advertise the default route from a ExpressRoute connection,.

      98 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Application Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    8. azure zones dns-forwarder

      Please extend DNS zones solution to add forwarding & client features to implement the following in PaaS instead of with VMs:
      https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/tree/master/301-dns-forwarder

      Use case: use azure dns to forward dns queries to 168.63.129.16 & between subnets. Enterprise DNS would forward to Azure DNS. VNET has Azure-provided name resolution (*.internal.cloudapp.net). In this way Enterprise DNS could dynamically learn of a PaaS offering on VNET.

      92 votes
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      1 comment  ·  DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    9. Add additional Authorized CA for custom Certificate in Azure Front Door

      Actually it is possible to bring a custom certificate for custom domain name in Azure Front Door. Unfortunately, there is a restricted list of authorized CA (cf. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/frontdoor/front-door-custom-domain-https). CA like Lets Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/) are not in the list. Is possible to add it ?

      88 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Azure Front Door Service  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    10. Feature Central IP Object usable for ALL Azure Resources

      Central IP Object usable for ALL Azure Resources

      In this new feature (ex : Azure IP Object management) user can create IP Object (List of Ips or Subnet) this object can be added in any Azure Resources who have a Firewall (Azure SQL, Storage Account, WebApp,...)

      For Exemple:
      You create an Object "Company Public IPs" and you add in this object All your company Public IP.
      In your Azure resources Firewall (WebApp, AzureDB, NSG,...) you specify this Object to allowing access.

      If tomorrow you need to add a new public IP you just need to add this new public IP…

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      3 comments  ·  IP addresses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    11. ARM Template support for NSG Flow logs

      Add support to configure NSG Flow logs using Azure Resource Manager template.

      The goal is to have Azure Policy to deploy NSG Flow Log configuration.

      Reference to Docs:
      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/network-watcher/traffic-analytics-faq#can-i-configure-traffic-analytics-using-powershell-or-an-azure-resource-manager-template-or-client

      72 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Network Watcher  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    12. Allow Static Public IP's on Virtual Network Gateways

      Static Public IP's cannot be used with Virtual Network Gateways. This can potentially be very problematic if a Virtual Network Gateway ever needs to be re-created or re-provisioned.

      Example: what if we have 30 separate tunnels to a Virtual Network Gateway and it needs to be re-created or re-provisioned? This would result in a new Public IP being provisioned (takes about 30-40 minutes - of downtime!) which would require 30 remote VPN Administrators to be engaged to rebuild their side of the tunnel. This could be easily resolved by allowing Static Public IP's to be associated with Virtual Network Gateways.

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      triaged  ·  1 comment  ·  VPN Gateway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    13. Azure Security Group

      Azure Security Group (ASG) should have the option to show all the NICs associated with it.

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      6 comments  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    14. 54 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Virtual Network  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

    15. Azure Private DNS Zone resolution from OnPremise

      Make it possible to enable the Name Resolution from onpremise if i have an azure private dns Zone.

      It should be possible to make an Forward from onpremise dns to an azure private dns Zone.

      53 votes
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      triaged  ·  3 comments  ·  DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    16. Allow NSG for VPN Gateway Subnet

      We want to connect several devices with our Azure VNET via the VPN Gateway. Therefore the VPN Gateway is configured for P2S connections.

      We want to restrict the devices so that they can only communicate with certain other devices.

      To implement this functionality we need to assign the VPN Gateway subnet a NSG. Furthermore this NSG should be dynamic, because the IPs provided by the VPN Gateway to its clients clould not be predetermined.

      Currently NSGs are not supported for VPN Gateway subnets as well as there is no way to control IP allocation for connecting devices.

      51 votes
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      triaged  ·  1 comment  ·  Network Security Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    17. Disable source NAT on incoming sessions on Azure Firewall

      Hi,

      As far as I can tell, source NAT is applied to all incoming sessions crossing a destination nat-rule on the Azure Firewall.

      It would be great if there was an option for this implicit source NAT to be disabled. Doing so would allow internal Azure VMs to see the real public IP address of the system making the incoming connection.

      The Azure Firewall deployment docs state that a default route should be set on the host's subnets pointing to the Azure Firewall - so source NAT should not be necessary for (public) Internet IP addresses to be routed successfully…

      50 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Azure Firewall  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    18. Intermediate CNAME for custom domain on FrontDoor

      Custom domains on Front Door and App service do not work the same way.

      Custom domains on Front Door and App service do not check DNS records for custom domains in the same way.

      My usecase:
      - I have hundreds of clients with custom domains they have registered on their own (like myclient.com)
      - My clients use www.myclient.com to access our services
      - My company owns mycompany.com
      - I've asked them to add a CNAME like this: www IN CNAME client.mycompany.com
      - I've setup this record: client.mycompany.com IN CNAME mycompany.azurewebsites.net
      - We are using custom domains on App service with…

      49 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Azure Front Door Service  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    19. NSG/ASG management and monitoring

      add capability to modify and monitor NSGs and ASGs.

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      triaged  ·  4 comments  ·  Network Security Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    20. Restrict Azure Bastion copy and paste by policy

      The Public Preview of the Bastion host allows copy and paste to and from the target host to the browser session and then the local machine. There is a requirement to restrict this capability to help reduce data loss. Perhaps this could be by policy?

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      0 comments  ·  Bastion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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