How to bypass traffic from filtering

Bypass rules have three great functions:

  1. Prevent traffic from being scanned by the Application Layer-7 filtering provided by modules such as Web Filter, SSL Inspector, Application Control, etc.
  2. Excluding devices from using a license/seat; managing what devices are being filtered/license entitled
  3. Troubleshooting

Bypass rules are located in Config > Network > Bypass Rules tab. By default there are some example rules already created. We always recommend that the rule for port 53 DNS traffic is enabled. It is also highly recommended to created custom rules for any VoIP ports in addition to the template rules for ports 5060 and 4569.


To bypass one host completely from all filtering, you'll need to create a rule for traffic sourced from that host:

Bypass traffic sourced from


This single rule should bypass the host(s) from Untangle licensing.


Additional documentation:

Bypass Rules Wiki -

Untangle Rule Creation -

Untangle Rule Syntax -






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    Mahir Maluhar

    Do we need to bypass with IP address or we can bypass with MAC address?

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    Are these bypass work both in untangle bridge and router mode?

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