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

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How can I debug Cisco Firewall ASA “Dispatch Unit” very high CPU utilisation from ASDM?

I have recently had my first firewall installed so I am very new to this whole situation. I am finding that Dispatch unit is becoming overloaded and it would appear to be the reason I get serious ...
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asa 5505 with 3 VLAN base license

I want to add to my Cisco 5505 another VLan(12) so I can share my internet to some one else without having my own network available to him. I use base license. I followed the howto in Cisco manual ...
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L2TP/IPSec from Windows 7 to ASA 5520

I am trying to setup L2TP/IPSec on our ASA5520 to support a fringe case for one of our developers. The Windows VPN subsystem apparently stores the kerberos or NTLM cookie for the login when you use ...
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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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Allow access to printer between interfaces on Cisco ASA5510

I have a Cisco ASA5510 where we have to separate networks on two separate interfaces. The networks should have nothing to do with each other except that network B needs to access a printer on network ...
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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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Cisco ASA - Configure External Access to a Server

I'm trying to configure my ASA (ASA 8.4(2), ASDM 6.4(5) ) to allow external access to a server (using RDP). I've tried everything, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm sure it is something simple ...
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Cisco ASA (Client VPN) to LAN - through second VPN to second LAN

We have 2 site that is linked by an IPSEC VPN to remote Cisco ASAs: Site 1 1.5Mb T1 Connection Cisco(1) 2841 Site 2 1.5Mb T1 Connection Cisco 2841 In addition: Site 1 has a 2nd WAN 3Mb bonded T1 ...
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VPN is working, except for DNS lookups. Firewall (Cisco ASA 5505) issue?

I've got the following set up: LAN -> DHCP / DNS / VPN server (OSX 10.6) -> Cisco ASA 5505 -> WAN Connecting to the LAN via VPN works fine. I get all the details properly and I can ping ...
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Cisco ASA - Restrict IP for WebVPN access

I've got a Cisco ASA5510 with Firmware Version 8.0(5). I'd like to restrict the source IPs that are allowed to access the Router through WebVPN (port 443). Here is the relevant part of the config. ...
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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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ASA Slow IPSec Performance with Inconsistent Window Size

I have a IPSec link between two sites over ASA 5520s running 8.4(3) and I am getting extremely poor performance when traffic passes over the IPSec VPN. CPU on the devices is ~13%, Memory at 408 MB, ...
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Cisco ASA user authentication options - OpenID, public RSA sig, others?

My organization has a Cisco ASA 5510 which I have made act as a firewall/gateway for one of our offices. Most resources a remote user would come looking for exist inside. I've implemented the usual ...
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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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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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Preserving VPN Flow on ASA + netsh

I have a tcp connection established over a site-site VPN and when the VPN drops it causes errors on the client when sending after the tunnel is re-established. When having this problem before, ...
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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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OpenSwan VPN Connected but can't ping or connect to anything on right side

On my end is an Ubuntu AWS EC2 VM and on the other end is a Cisco ASA 5500 router. Phase 1 and Phase 2 come up but I cannot access anything on the other end. It would seem there's a routing problem, ...
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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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Cisco ASA syslog over VPN tunnel

I am struggling to get my Cisco device to send syslog data to a remote server running behind a VPN tunnel. syslog IP 10.1.1.161 on the remote end. 10.23.2.0 is local subnet. SNMP polling from ...
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Cisco ASA: Multiple static IPs on a single interface

I have a cisco ASA 5505 (ver 8.0.4) that currently has one IP address on the outside interface, 10.1.1.1. This is used for all communication with the outside world. I want to add a second IP to this ...
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Monitor traffic on ASA-5512X IPS module?

Is there a way to monitor traffic from a SPAN port on a switch to test the ASA IPS Module? I would like to setup testing for our ASA. Will using a SPAN port on a switch and connecting that to the ASA ...
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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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Cleanest, quickest way to generate a Cisco VPN .pcf file?

What's the most efficient way to generate Cisco VPN .pcf files for distribution to end-users? This is for ASA 5500-series firewalls. Coming from a Mac workstation, I no longer have access to a ...
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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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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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How to NAT behind public IP on pFsense before IPSEC to Cisco ASA?

I have two networks: Local 192.168.1.0/24 and Remote 10.8.8.8/24. On the local network I have installed pFsense as gateway. On the remote network there is a Cisco ASA that I don't have control over. ...
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ASA 5505 Unable to launch device manager

I've seen similar errors posted but I think mine is a little different. I'm new to Cisco, and was given an ASA 5505 to configure. I intended to do a factory reset, but ended up running an erase, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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IPSec tunnel on ASA keeps disconnecting

I have an ASA IPSec tunnel configured between an ASA5505 and Microsoft TMG 2010 SP2. The tunnel sometimes works for a few hours, and then disconnects, and other times it works for 5 minutes and then ...
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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 ...
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ASA 5505 VPN setup. VPN works but still unable to reach devices in the inside network.

I've setup a Remote Access VPN on my Cisco ASA 5505. I'm able to connect to my ASA via my phone or the Cisco client, but I'm unable to reach devices in my inside LAN when connected via VPN. The ...
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Find a VPN Name on a Cisco ASA box given a remote IP address

I have a Cisco ASA box with multiple site-to-site VPNs defined. Is there a way to automate finding the VPN name based on a given remote IP address?
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VLAN over VPN (ASA 5520)? if not any other options available?

Is it possible to extend the local VLANs to a Remote site connected by IPSEC VPN using ASA 5520 / Cisco 1841 DSL router. can we have many VPN tunnels between the ASAs? (from every VLAN one vpn ...
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Cisco ASA syslog format description [closed]

Where can I find Cisco ASA syslog format description? Log example: Dec 11 08:01:24 <IP> %ASA-6-302015: Built outbound UDP connection 447235 for outside:NTP_Server_2/<port> ...
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IPsec VPN Server behind Cisco ASA (Transparent mode)

I've a Cisco ASA 5510 with transparent mode, and I'm going to setup a IPsec VPN(Openswan) in a internal linux server(with Public IP). This server has 2 NIC, 1 public IP, and 1 internal IP. I've ...
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Cisco ASA Allow ASDM from outside

My Cisco ASA 5515 is running in transparent mode. And I want to open ASDM for outside. I've already run these command. http server enable http 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 outside http 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 inside asdm ...
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Cisco ASA ipsec vs Anyconnect client issue

So I have an iPad that has a IPSec VPN created. I am able to connect from the outside fine and I can access my local LAN files just fine. When I connect with the Cisco AnyConnect client from the same ...
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Cisco ASA 5505: Created a faulty NAT rule. Can't reach the ASA

I was trying to create a NAT rule to reach my internal web server from inside the LAN. Something must have gone wrong. Now when i try to reach the ASA through https://192.168.1.1 the response is from ...
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Cisco ASA 5505: Reach outside DNS address from inside

We use a Cisco ASA 5505 at our company. We have a dns A record (home.company.com) pointing to the external IP. In the ASA 5505 the http-port (80) is forwarded to an inside web server. No problem ...