Finding asymmetric path

Duane Waddle duane.waddle at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 14:26:07 CST 2009


On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Brielle Bruns <bruns at 2mbit.com> wrote:

> My partner Tammy says a PIX could probably accomplish the same task (we have some here for the corp lan stuff, including spares).

Yes, a PIX/ASA would stop this cold.  The TCP state tracking would not
allow traffic to pass unless the whole 3-way handshake was observed by
the box.  Only recently did Cisco add features to make tracking the
TCP connection state optional.
(http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa82/configuration/guide/conns_tcpstatebypass.pdf)
 The larger ASA-5580 machines can be virtualized into dozens (or more)
security contexts as needed.  I imagine it would take some effort to
figure out how to cleanly integrate such a configuration into a POP.

--D




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