Network and Storage Protocols

Fpolicy is blocking all the extensions



I have configured fpolicy to block mp3 files being copied to the filer. But it block all other extension also like pdf, doc ….etc But if I write exclusion policy it works

please share the solution if some one have come accros this issue


CTRLA> fpolicy show mp3

File policy mp3 (file screening) is enabled.

No file policy servers are registered with the filer.

Operations monitored:File write  Above operations are monitored for CIFS only

List of extensions to screen:  ???,mp3

List of extensions not to screen:  DOC,XLS,XLSX

Number of requests screened          :  0

Number of screen failures            :  0

Number of requests blocked locally   :  101




Hi Johny,

How are you?

may be your problem is the ??? showed in your mp3 policy.

At "File Access and Protocol Management Guide", page 165 you'll find a example how to create a policy to block mp3 files. Following the steps from this guide you will have your policy working properly.


All the best,

Rodrigo Nascimento

NetApp - Enjoy it!


Hi   Rodrigo,

This is how i created the fpolicy but i don't know from where ??? is coming

fpolicy create mp3 screen

fpolicy ext inc add mp3 mp3

fpolicy options mp3 required on

fpolicy enable mp3 –f

fpolicy mon add mp3 -p cifs -f write




Do you know how to do this with clustered data ontap ? trying to setup fpolicy to filter specific file types on a cifs vserver...


hi john,did you find the solution??

i have the similar problem,



Hi Zainal,

Could you post the current configuration, which files are blocked / should not be blocked and the steps you took to configure it?

Further, which type of OnTap are you using ? cDot or 7 mode?

If possible, could you create a new topic for your specific problem?

kind regards,