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Upgrade to UTM 9.601-5 firmware doesn't start FW NAT rules on boot


I got information from my UTM that a new firmware 9.601-5 was available. I installed it and after reboot I discover that all my NAT rules where not activated ! I had to go on each one and disable/enable them to get back the working setup :(

I did it with some of them and then reboot the UTM: again rules where not applied. Disable/enable them and evrything is OK.

For some rules I didn't apply the "automatic firewall rules" in GUI but had create myself the FW rules: those NAT rules where activated. But for NAT rules with forwarding ports to other physical hosts but *not the host himself and the VMs running on it where the UTM lies* doesn't matter which setup (manual or automatically), I have to activate "automatic FW rules" and disable/enable the rules to get them working.

No need to say that prior firmware versions didn't had this problem.

Does anyone face the same problem and confirm?


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  • HI Everyone


    So glad to see this issue confirmed here - I am NOT going mad after all.  We've had some really big problems with this ; causing us embarrasment and our client's outages

    I can confirm the same activity on a few dozen of my UTMS - I am not sure what UTM firmware version this started with but I've seen it for a month or two at least. After a UTM reboot I need to DISable / ENable the NAT rules to get inbound NAT traffic started again. Not always ALL NAT rules it seems, can be just one rule out of dozens - I am now so scared to update firmware or reboot it's silly,  as I need to try every NAT rule after a reboot and I have so many UTMs to do this on. 


    Last post on this thread was Jun 7th - any updates from anyone yet?



    Grant AU

  • Hi Grant - welcome to the UTM Community!

    You might want to use the trick I outlined in April when this phenomenon first appeared.  If the issue only occurs at reboot, use "@reboot" instead of "0 4 * * *" in the cron jobs.

    Cheers - Bob

    Sophos UTM Community Moderator
    Sophos Certified Architect - UTM
    Sophos Certified Engineer - XG
    Gold Solution Partner since 2005
    MediaSoft, Inc. USA
  • Did this happen to get fixed in 9.603-1, or are users still seeing this behavior on that firmware?

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