"Network Error" and "tcp_error" when going through the Cloud SWG
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"Network Error" and "tcp_error" when going through the Cloud SWG


Article ID: 170744


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Cloud Secure Web Gateway - Cloud SWG


Users going through Cloud SWG (formerly known as WSS) get the following error when attempting to access a website: 

"Network Error" and "tcp_error"

The error could be returned when routing through all Cloud SWG pods or only one (1) Cloud SWG pod.

A report from the Cloud SWG Portal could potentially show "Error 503" in the status: 

Network Error
A communication error occurred:
"Operation timed out".
The web server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests.
Tech support information: tcp_error


The problem is caused by that specific website blocking the Cloud SWG data-center Egress IPs: 

See Cloud SWG ingress and egress IP addresses

To resolve this, either: 

  1. Bypass that specific website from the Cloud SWG, or 
  2. Request the website admin to allow all Egress IPs from all Cloud SWG data centers
Geolocation: It could be that the registered country information of the Egress IP is different from its actual geolocation and the website incorrectly doesn't allow that Egress IP.