Tag: fwsm

Using SPF Records To Build Objects

My biggest complain about modern firewalls is their lack of the ability to create rules based on URLs or HTTP streams; you have to open access between IP addresses.  Yes, I know there are other means to do that, but…

Object Groups in the ASA/FWSM/PIX

I can’t believe I haven’t talked about object-groups yet.  I had a whole other blog entry written up, and, when I went to link things over, I realized I couldn’t find an intro to it.  Here it goes. Welcome to…

ASA and Proxy ARP

Wow.  A new entry.  Everyone sit down before you pass out. I’ve got a real-world example for you today.  We have an ASA 5540 installed at a business unit with interfaces in multiple networks, including one containing the production servers…

Port Forwarding on the ASA/FWSM/PIX

Here’s a simple one since I haven’t updated in a while. I have my ASA 5505 at home and want to forward TCP/80 traffic to my public IP to my webserver at 10.10.10.10. There are two steps here — forward…

Getting Started with the FWSM

Have I talked about the Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM) before? It’s a firewall on a module for the 6500 and is based on the PIX firewall. The term “based on” is important here, since it does a lot of…