I'd like to ask a silly question. I have an environment where the firewall performs VLAN routing, and all VLANs pass through a layer 2 switch before reaching the firewall.
When I send a packet from a machine in one VLAN to a machine in another VLAN, the packet needs to be routed by the firewall, and I can see the packets passing through the interface on tcpdump, and I also see them in the logs of SmartConsole.
But when I send packets between machines in the same VLAN, I see the packets passing through the firewall interface on tcpdump, but there are no logs in SmartConsole for this traffic.
So, my question is: are these packets between machines in the same VLAN inspected by the firewall or only when they go from one network to another?