ASA 5505 "K9" software updates

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Jan 14th, 2008
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I'm awaiting for my 5505 3DES device to arrive and trying to get the software current on it. However the downloads section only lists ASA 8.0(x) for the K8 edition. Am I missing somethere here? I want to update to ASA 8.0 and ASDM 6.x. But that does not seem like a possibility with the software provided on the site?

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srue Mon, 01/14/2008 - 21:52
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k8 is fine.

srue Sun, 01/20/2008 - 20:09
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in traditional IOS (not pix/asa), k9 is the encryption (3des/aes) image, while k8 doesn't support anything beyond des due to export controls.

In pix/asa for whatever reason, the image is the same no matter what, you just need the activation key to turn on those features - which doesn't change the image name. hence, the k8 image is just fine, as long as the 3des/aes license has been applied once.


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