Bug ID 442639: URLDB Download can repeat continuously if a user changes anything in the /var/urldb directory

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP SWG(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9

Fixed In:
11.6.0, 11.5.0 HF1

Opened: Jan 10, 2014
Severity: 3-Major


If a user changes anything related to versions and so on in the /var/urldb directory or its subdirectories, the change triggers repetitive download of the URLDB.


Download happens repetitively and could be a waste of resources in terms of bandwidth.


Any user-initiated change in /var/urldb could lead to this condition.


Remove the change that was made to the /var/urldb directory or its subdirectories. You should not change anything in the /var/urldb directories unless F5 support asks you to do so.

Fix Information

Removed unwanted repetitive downloads from user-initiated changes in directories to ensure bandwidth isn't wasted

Behavior Change