Flash over HTTP traffic does not HIT some streaming based policy conditions

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Article ID: 168569

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Products

ProxySG Software - SGOS

Issue/Introduction

 
SGOS V6 introduced new Flash(RTMP) proxy with an optional license.   If the ProxySG appliance does not have such a license installed, the appliance can still handle 'Flash over HTTP' traffic using the HTTP proxy service.
 
However, certain CPL policy conditions, such as
      *Streaming.content="flash"
    *Client.Protocol=(rtmp,rtmpt,rtmpe,rtmpte)
do not affect Flash over HTTP traffic.  This is expected behavior due to HTTP Proxy service is processing such traffic.
 

Cause

This only occurs when streaming flash http-handoff is set to disable because flash traffic processes HTTP-Proxy only, instead of Flash-Proxy.

Resolution

The best scenario should be upgraded to Native Flash-Proxy capability on the proxySG, So advanced features about Flash streaming traffics also work on there.
 

Workaround

Workaround is;
*streaming.client=yes
policy condition does work then hit such Flash over HTTP traffic, under such particular case