The Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) series of products provide Firewall and VPN functionality.

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Cannot RDP from inside to dmz

I'm running an ASA 5505 with security plus I have internet access from the inside and dmz vlans I can Remote Desktop from inside to another machine on the inside I can ping inside machines and ...
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VLAN planning and questions

I currently manage an environment with IP addressing of 10.10.10.x/23. We have 3 VLANS set up, and I use that term very loosely. The reason I say I use the term loosely is, the 3 VLANS have full ...
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Cisco ASA 5500 - SIP ports other than 5060

Is it correct that the SIP inspection in the ASA 5500 firewalls only kicks in for traffic on port 5060? There is some hint at this, while not 100% definitive, on Cisco Docs - ...
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ASA failover mode switching from Active/Active to Active/Standby

We have two ASAs with failover set to Active/Active. This seems to work fine for everything we do except using VPN connections. It seems whenever the primary ASA fails over that all VPN connections ...
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Cisco ASA Outside to Outside NAT (forward from one public ip to another public IP)

I have an ASA (A) with a set of public IPs (A1..A6). And I have another server S with a public IP (S1) . I want all traffic to A2:22 NATed (forwarded) to S1:22. (SSH is just an example here) If ...
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Cisco ASA vague error

I'm getting a very vague error from my cisco ASA that connects our VPN to a branch office running a cisco router. I was hoping some one could give me some incite into how I could possibly pull more ...
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Can I run commands from a file uploaded to my Cisco ASA 5500?

I have to run a lot of ACL/access-group and network-object commands, and I have found a 1024 character limit for each command - even if it spans multiple lines. In code, I use 1,000 chars as the ...
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Proxy servers and ASA5510

I am new to Cisco ASA5510 and need to configure it for following situation: Semi-isolated network 10.18.10.0/24 External excess is via high proxy server to ASA to low proxy server. Each proxy has 2 ...
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ASA5505 slow downstream, fast upstream on VDSL PPPoE

We have recently switched our ADSL2+ connection for a VDSL Connection in our office. The only configuration change I have made to the Cisco ASA for this change, was to change the username/password on ...
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Route two public (ISP assigned) subnets on 'outside' interface of Cisco ASA 5510

We've got a Cisco ASA 5510 that sits on our edge and acts as the PPPoE endpoint for a fibre connection. The fibre connection came with a static IP, which is assigned via PPPoE, and gets picked up by ...
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ASA Static Route over PPPoE interface

I have an ASA5505 with two PPPoE connections. I wish to add a static route to route just a single subnet over the new PPPoE connection, but the ASA does not seem to allow routing over interfaces ...
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What are the repercussions of using an EOL Cisco firewall?

I'm looking at using an ASA 5520 for the database of an ecommerce site. According to End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco ASA 5520 Adaptive Security Appliance, this product is ...
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Cisco ASA 5510 Inter-interface routing

I'm trying to setup a Cisco 5510 to route traffic between the outside and inside interfaces where both belong to public IP subnets. Our ISP assigned us a single point-to-point IP (207.107.110.150/30) ...
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Cisco ASA: port forwarding to different IP depending on client IP/subnet outside

I have Cisco ASA 8.2(5) and would like to configure port forwarding. Cisco ASA has 2 interfaces: outside with IP 192.168.57.2 inside with IP 192.168.1.1 I have two subnets reachable through ...
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Possible to use a console cable from a Cisco ASA and use it interactively with ESXi?

I'm creating procedures to deploy a Cisco ASA and an ESXi machine to remote locations where no local tech contacts are available. I think it may be a wise idea to connect the console cable from the ...
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Cisco ASA 5505: PAT / NAT between 2 IPSec Tunnels

I've the following Setup: Customer <-> HQ <-> Branchoffice The Customer has a 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. On the HQ only the VPN Gateway is in my context, 172.20.10.1 . And on the Branchoffice ...
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Cisco ASA 5510 Out-of-Order Packets to Google

We're seeing a large number of packets being dropped due to being Out-of-Order. The numbers are large enough that it may be having an impact on network performance. We've isolated it down to a few ...
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Can I NAT a public ip that is also used as a VPN peer

I have been reading books and sites on the web for two days and have tried all kinds of things to be able to ping a IP address further into my private network. The VPN tunnel is up and passing other ...
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ASA 5540 v8.4(3) vpn to ASA 5505 v8.2(5), tunnel up but I cant ping from 5505 to IP on other side

I am having problems pinging from a 5505(remote) to IP 10.160.70.10 in the network behind the 5540(HQ side). 5505 inside IP: 10.56.0.1 Out: 71.43.109.226 5540 Inside: 10.1.0.8 out: 64.129.214.27 I ...
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Text on Cisco ASA console is garbled/missing letters

I've actually looked up a number of solutions for this problem and none of them work. There's this Cisco ASA 5505 that I'd like to use, that outputs mildly garbled text with missing characters. I did ...
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Does Cisco IOS XRv support logging of TCP connection (e.g. built and/or teardown)?

I have a demo of Cisco IOS XRv and I would like to setup logging for connections. E.g. for ASA "show logging" shows log messages for every TCP connection built or teardown: Jun 11 12:29:31 ...
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DNS doctoring between 3 interfaces

I have a guest network with a range of 192.168.13.x on m y192.168.13.1 interace. I need it to get to my external webpage at 1.2.3.4 on my outside interface. The webserver itself sits in the DMZ at ...
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Packet loss on between firewall and uplink?

I have a moderately complex network topology between my external firewall and the internet, as shown below. Every so often - I haven't found a pattern yet - we're getting a significant degree of ...
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Cisco ASA 8.2 - 106015 (Deny) and 106100 (Permit) Logs for the Same Packet

I'm seeing traffic from numerous internal endpoints where a RST or FIN/ACK is sent by the endpoint to a host on the Internet. These connections are related with a transparent proxy that is not ...
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Cisco ASA 5505 No LAN access through VPN

I have been fighting with this ASA 5505 for a days now. I am verly new to networking and need support by the community! I have completely configured the CISCO 5505 allowing me to browse the internet ...
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Reading .pcap files by CISCO ASA5515-X

I have .pcap file that already includes thousands of packets. I want to analyze these packets via CISCO ASA5515-X to observe how much of them are possible to be an attack packet (malicious). However, ...
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AnyConnect certificate/CA pinning on Cisco ASA 5510

I would like to "pin" the certificate or at least the certificate authority for AnyConnect connections. Given the amount of SSL mitm'ing and compromised CA's, I want to ensure that only certificates ...
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Port mirroring on CISCO 2960S

I am trying to do a port mirroring of the traffic for my core switch to a port on my managed switch. The environment that i have is a stacked switch, with 1 serving as the core switch and 2 serving ...
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Why am I getting permission error from tftp server?

I'm trying to tftp an image to an ASA 5500 and I'm getting this error: TFTP failure: RX TFTP Error Packet TFTP OP Code: Error Packet Error Msg: Permission denied
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Openswan Cisco ASA 9.1 — cannot resopnd to IPsec SA request because no connection is known for

Ok, so I have a simple VPN IPSEC setup with a single Linux host that has a public IP address and a loopback interface of 172.16.255.1. On the right side I have a Cisco ASA 5505 9.1. the issue is the ...
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How to avoid hairpin VPN on cisco

I currently have a hairpin VPN setup with a Cisco ASA, but I'm not very happy as it messes up service access that are on ASA external IP address and are NAT'ed inwards :( How should I re-design the ...
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Cannot reach internal network on VPN

So i have been configuring a ASA5510 to the best of my knowledge to allow VPN access(IPSEC connection) to our internal network and its resources. There is a alot of step-by-step guides and videos ...
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Cisco ASA IPSec VPN - service discovery (e.g. shared folder browser)

We have an ASA 5505 doing IPSec VPN for remote users. Client access is working almost as expected:clients can reach hosts on the internal LAN, even using DNS, and we are tunneling all client traffic ...
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How do I configure an ASA 5505 to pull a DHCP address from a bridged DSL modem/router?

I have a remote office that I am hooking up to our corporate network and this particular site has a centurylink adsl2+ router that I need to negotiate an rfc 1483 via DHCP connection across. The dsl ...
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How should DNS be configured for remote VPN access to a Windows Domain?

Suppose you have a small windows domain configured as follows: domain name is ad.example.com (as per these guidelines) DC1 is at 10.10.10.3 DC2 is at 10.10.10.4 DC1 and DC2 are running the ...
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cisco firewall access rules for intra-subnet traffic

I have a Cisco 5505 in our office, and everything is on the 10.0.1.0 network. We have a cheap wireless router that we would like to use. The router is sitting behind the inside interface, and is ...
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Open HTTP Protocol Cisco ASA

I would like to know if it's possible to open HTTP protocol (whatever the port) for one of my subnet to the outside on Cisco ASA 5510 v9.1(4) (ASDM v7.1(5)? I guess I will have to play with service ...
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ASA stops internet when connected to VPN - firmware 9.x

I'm having issues setting up Remote access VPN on Cisco ASA (firmware 9.1) i'm able to connect via the VPN and access all internal resources but i'm not able to access internet when connected to the ...
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How to allow vpn users to access only specific servers?

Currently we have an ASA with an IP pool to allow an outside contractor to remotely connect and access our network. What we would like to do is limit what they can get to once they are connected. I ...
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Many 'Deny IPv6-ICMP reverse path check' alerts from multicast addresses on Cisco ASA

In an effort to prevent IP Source Address Spoofing (RFC 2827) I've enabled reverse path filtering (RPF) on my Cisco ASA 5505. The topology is aprox. like this. Each segment has its own IPv4 subnet ...
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Site-to-site VPN between 5505 and 5512x

I am trying to setup a site-to-site vpn IPsec tunnel between an ASA 5512x and 5505 on an isolated network. I ran through the IPsec VPN wizard on both devices and used the same configuration but they ...
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Cisco router or ASA [closed]

Can you tell me what is the difference between having both a Cisco router and ASA appliance in a network and having only the ASA? I remember that my ISP had set a router in front of our network and ...
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How many IP addresses can I expect to block on a Cisco 5500-X Series firewall?

Considering a Cisco ASA (5500-X) firewall for our internet edge in front of our web cluster. At the moment, we use a Linux box with iptables. A log analysis system detects brute-force attacks on ...
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Cisco ASA Static NAT Rule Explanation

Here is a chunk of my configuration on my ASA: name <my_external_ip> www.testwebsite.com object-group service http_https tcp port-object eq www port-object eq https access-list ...
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IIS7 using old SSL for outside clients (LAN/VPN clients okay)

I have a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server. When accessed over the web (ex. https://ts.domain.com/RDWeb) I get a message that the SSL certificate has been revoked. It appears to be issuing an old SSL ...
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ASDM - ASA Issue

This is actually a two part question, if anyone has had experience with the issue and could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Backstory: Using GNS3 with ASA 8.4(2) and ASDM 7.1(5). I've ...
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Strongswan VPN Established but no Packets Routed

I'm setting up a VPN using strongSwan between a Linux instance on an Amazon EC2 instance and a remote network via its Cisco concentrator. I need to route packets from the Linux instance itself a ...
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Can't access ASA website to download ASDM launcher

Hoping someone can give me a pointer on here. I recently took a new position and am currently trying to learn the new system. I'm having trouble getting to ASDM and have Googled plenty to no avail. ...
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Cisco ASA 5505 - NAT or Port Forward for SIP / VoIP ver 8.4

I just had an NEC PBX installed that lets me use SIP trunks for VoIP services, My gateway is a Cisco ASA 5505 running 8.4 and I only have one public/static IP Addresses. So far, my trunks are ...
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ASA High Availability failover link configuration

According to the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Configuration Guide, Cisco's preferred method of configuring your network for ASA High Availability is as such: They have two switches on External, two ...