Why does host info table not show "I" or "O" for the inside or outside?

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Article ID: 167530

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Issue/Introduction

The hostdb info or hostdb show command output has a column that indicates whether the host is on the inside (I) or outside (O) of the PacketShaper. For some hosts, though, this column is blank or N/A. For example:

IP Address        Conn   RTT     Cur   1 Min   Peak --- New Flows Per Minute ---
                        to PS    rate    avg   rate    Client  Server  Failed 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10.1.1.16       O   0      1ms     54     60     56k       1       0       0
10.1.1.18       O   1      1ms      0     21    1.1M       0       1       0
10.1.1.35       O   2    ---      103     56   43.8M       0       0       0
10.1.1.44       O   1    ---        5      5    872        0       0       0
10.1.1.45       O   3    ---       77     47    3.6M       1       0       0
10.1.1.46       O   0    ---      144    204   4657        5       0       0
10.1.1.70       O   1    ---       11     11    3.6M       0       0       0
10.6.7.111      O   1    ---       57     28    731k       0       0       0
10.10.253.83        1    ---      479    243    479        0       0       0
10.10.253.103       1    ---       98     49     98        0       0       0

hostdb show

LEM "Main":

IP Address             Side Speed/Effective TCP/UDP Time I O I R S NC
---------------------------------------------------------------------
1.2.3.4                OUT   0/0      0/0    288s    ? ? n n n n
1.255.255.255          N/A   0/0      0/0    288s    ? ? n n n n
10.1.1.16              OUT   0/19     0/0     23s    ? ? n n n n

Resolution

PacketShaper lists the side, blank or N/A, based on the response packet . Sometimes a host sends out a request packet and the other host (server) does not respond. In this case, PacketShaper will not know where the original host was and will not list it as inside or outside OR if the IP address is a multicast of broadcast address.