Basic filtering options
The International Mobile Station Identity (IMSI) is used by a GPRS Support Node (GSN) to identify a mobile station. Three elements make up every IMSI:
- the mobile country code (MCC) l the mobile network code (MNC) l the mobile subscriber identification number (MSIN).
The subscriber’s home network—the public land mobile network (PLMN)—is identified by the IMSI prefix, formed by combining the MCC and MNC.
By default, the unit allows all IMSIs. You can add IMSI prefixes to deny GTP traffic coming from non-roaming partners. Any GTP packets with IMSI prefixes not matching the prefixes you set will be dropped. GTP Create pdp request messages are filtered and only IMSI prefixes matching the ones you set are permitted. Each GTP profile can have up to 1000 IMSI prefixes set.
An IMSI prefix and an APN can be used together to filter GTP packets if you set an IMSI filter entry with a nonempty APN.
|IMSI Filtering section of the New GTP Profile|
|Enable IMSI Filter Select to enable IMSI filtering.|
|Default IMSI Action Select the default action for IMSI filtering. If you select Allow, all sessions are allowed except those blocked by individual IMSI filters. If you select Deny, all sessions are blocked except those allowed by individual IMSI filters.|
|APN The APN that is part of the IMSI that will be filtered.|
|MCC-MNC The MCC-MNC part of the IMSI that will be filtered.|
|The type of mode that indicates where the APN originated and whether
Mode the Home Location Register (HLR) has verified the user subscription.
|Action The type of action that will be taken.|
|Modifies settings to an IMSI filter. When you select Edit, the Edit window
Edit appears, which allows you to modify the IMSI filter’s settings.
|Delete Removes an IMSI filter from within the table, in the IMSI Filtering section.|
|Adds a new IMSI filter to the list. When you select Add IMSI, the New
Add IMSI window appears, which allows you to configure IMSI filter settings.
|New IMSI page|
|APN Enter the APN part of the IMSI to be filtered.|
|MCC-MNC Enter the MCC-MCC part of the IMSI to be filtered.|
|Select one or more of the available modes to indicate where the APN
Mode originated and whether the Home Location Register (HLR) has verified the
|Mobile Station MS-provided APN, subscription not verified, indicates that the mobile provided station (MS) provided the APN and that the HLR did not verify the user’s
subscription to the network.
|Network-provided APN, subscription not verified, indicates that the
Network provided network provided a default APN because the MS did not specify one, and that the HLR did not verify the user’s subscription to the network.
|Subscription Verified MS or Network-provided APN, subscription verified, indicates that the MS or the network provided the APN and that the HLR verified the user’s subscription to the network|
|Action Select Allow or Deny.|
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