24 Nov Practice Test Question: Firewall Troubleshooting
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Tonya is analyzing host firewall logs in an effort to diagnose a service that is not responding to user requests. She finds entries in the host firewall logs indicating that the traffic was allowed. What is the most likely cause of the service not responding?
A. Application failure
B. Host firewall misconfiguration
C. Network IPS misconfiguration
D. Network firewall misconfiguration
Correct Answer: A.
The fact that the packets are reaching the host rules out a network firewall or IPS issue. The fact that the logs indicate that the traffic was allowed rules out a host firewall issue. Therefore, the most likely remaining cause is an issue with the application.