Manual Chapter : Address space settings

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  • 17.0.0, 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0
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Address space settings

Address space settings specify general address space properties, configuration, and discovery task settings.
Setting
Value
Description
Name
Text
Specifies a unique name of the address space. The name must begin with a letter or underscore and contain only letters, numbers, underscores, dashes, and periods.
Partition/Path
Typically,
Common
Specifies the partition under which the address space is created. You cannot change this value. Only users with access to a partition can view the objects that the partition contains. If the address space resides in the Common partition, all users can access it. Displays when you edit an address space.
Description
Text
Specifies a description of the address space.
Type
Custom
,
Zoom
, or
Office 365
Specifies the type of address space object that can be created.
  • Custom
    : Select Custom to manually add a static list of addresses. The addresses here are not updated periodically.
  • Zoom
    : Select Zoom to use Zoom's auto-discovery URL for selecting IP addresses and DNS names. These addresses are updated dynamically.
  • Office 365
    : Select Office 365 to use Microsoft Office 365's auto-discovery URL for selecting IP addresses and DNS names. These addresses are updated dynamically.
Discovery URL
Text
Specifies the link to an external dynamic file that lists IP ranges and Domain names for auto-discovery endpoints. Displays when Zoom or Office 365 is selected as the address space
Type
. Zoom's dynamic file is a .txt file, and for Microsoft Office 365 is a .json file.
Trusted Certificate Authorities
List selection
Specifies the trusted CA bundle to establish trust in the discovery URL. Displays when Zoom or Office 365 is selected as the address space
Type
.
Max Response Size
1024 - 16777216 bytes
Specifies the response size limit from the provider endpoints in bytes. Displays when Zoom or Office 365 is selected as the address space
Type
. The default value is 131072 bytes (128 KB).
Frequency
None
,
Every Day
,
Every Week
,
Every 30 Days
, or
Custom
Specifies the frequency for the discovery run to be performed. The system downloads the endpoint information from the discovery URL and updates the address space. If using the
Custom
option, the maximum frequency is 1576800 minutes (3 years). Displays when Zoom or Office 365 is selected as the address space
Type
.
IPV4 LAN Address Space
IPv4 IP address in CIDR notation
Provides a list of endpoint IP addresses or network addresses in a CIDR format. You can add multiple address spaces to the list, one at a time. For each address space, enter the IP address or network address in the CIDR field and click
Add
. In CIDR format, the IP address is written as a prefix, and the suffix indicates how many bits are in the address - for example, 192.0.1.0/24. To edit, select the address and click
Edit
. To delete, select the address from the list and click
Delete
.
When you select Zoom or Office 365 as the address space type, this field is disabled and will be auto-filled by the endpoints from the Discovery URL list.
IPV6 LAN Address Space
IPv6 IP address in CIDR notation
Provides a list of endpoint IP addresses or network addresses in a CIDR format. You can add multiple address spaces to the list, one at a time. For each address space, enter the IP address or network address in the CIDR field and click
Add
. In CIDR format, the IP address is written as a prefix, and the suffix indicates how many bits are in the address - for example, 192.0.1.0/32. To edit, select the address and click
Edit
. To delete, select the address from the list and click
Delete
.
When you select Zoom or Office 365 as the address space type, this field is disabled and will be auto-filled by the endpoints from the Discovery URL list.
DNS Address Space
Domain names, with or without wildcards
Provides a list of domain names describing the target LAN DNS addresses. You can add multiple address spaces to the list, one at a time. For each address space, type the domain name in the form
site.siterequest.com
or
*.siterequest.com
, and click
Add
. To pass all DNS requests to the internal DNS server, specify
*
.
Wildcard matching occurs as follows:
  • site.example.com
    matches only site.example.com. On macOS,
    site.example.com
    also matches
    <prefix>
    .site.example.com, for example, a.site.example.com.
  • example.com
    matches only example.com.
  • *.example.com
    matches all
    <prefix>
    .example.com addresses, including site.example.com, example.site.example.com, and www.example.com. However, it does not match example.com with no prefix.
  • *example.com
    matches example.com,
    <prefix>
    example.com (for example, dnsexample.com) and all
    <prefix>
    .example.com addresses, including site.example.com, example.site.example.com, and www.example.com.
For DNS Address Space to work properly on a Windows-based system, the DNS Relay Proxy service must be installed and running on the client. To edit, select the address and click
Edit
. To delete, select the address from the list and click
Delete
.
When you select Zoom or Office 365 as the address space type, this field is disabled and will be auto-filled by the endpoints from the Discovery URL list.
Last Run Time
Date and Time
Specifies the last run time the system ran the discovery task and updated the address space list. This field displays in the
Properties
screen when you edit an address space.
The green circle icon next to the run time indicates that the discovery process was run within the specified frequency interval. The blue square icon indicates that the last run time information is expired.
Start Time
Date and Time
Specifies the start time of the discovery task. This field displays in the
Properties
screen when you edit an address space whose discovery task has started.
End Time
Date and Time
Specifies the end time of the discovery task. This field displays in the
Properties
screen when you edit an address space whose discovery task has ended or stopped.
Status
Text
Specifies the status of the discovery task. This field displays in the
Properties
screen when you edit an address space whose discovery task has started.
  • Started
    : The task has started and is in progress. When accompanied by an orange triangle icon, the status indicates that the task is running with a warning.
  • Canceled
    : The task has been canceled.
  • Disabled
    : The task has been disabled with no last run time information.
  • Failed
    : The task failed with errors.
  • Finished
    : The task has ended.
Error
Text
Specifies the error message the last time the discovery task produced a run error. This field displays in the
Properties
screen when you edit an address space whose discovery task has an error message.
Warning
Text
Specifies a warning message for the discovery task that is in progress. This field displays in the
Properties
screen when you edit an address space whose discovery task has a warning message.