Blocking Meraki cloud access

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dhutton
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Blocking Meraki cloud access

Hello everyone.  

 

If you add a deny any any to a Meraki access list, does that mean you would need to apply rules to allow connectivity to the Meraki cloud IPs?  Or is it impossible to block cloud access for the MX and the devices that are potentially behind it.

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BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

Good question.

 

Here's my guess. The MX won't block its own cloud connection but I'd expect you to block the Meraki cloud connection to downstream switches and APs that way.

 

Edit: I just tested it and it is indeed like that. When I have the following block rules, the MX is online, the switch behind the MX is offline and the AP connected to the switch is online.

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BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

Good question.

 

Here's my guess. The MX won't block its own cloud connection but I'd expect you to block the Meraki cloud connection to downstream switches and APs that way.

 

Edit: I just tested it and it is indeed like that. When I have the following block rules, the MX is online, the switch behind the MX is offline and the AP connected to the switch is online.

2019-03-08 16_41_55-Greenshot.png

Hi,

 

Thanks very much for confirming!

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