P2P and IM blocking with ASA 5520 using GUI

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May 9th, 2008
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Hi everyone,


We have an ASA 5520 working since somedays, and we want now to block IM and P2P network traffic through our firewall. We asked our distributor and they send us a link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a00808c38a6.shtml


In this link we have information about blocking such traffic by modifying directly in the running-config file. Our question is whether we can find or not a way to do it using the GUI. We will fell safer if we do it like this.


In case there is no chance to do it through GUI, how should I proceed to modify running-config file.


Thank you.



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hadbou Thu, 05/15/2008 - 11:07
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Here is a sample for blocking IM and P2P

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Create a class-map for http inspection

pix(config)# class-map http-port

pix(config-cmap)# match port tcp eq 80

pix(config-cmap)# exit


Create an http-map to specify parameters for inspect http

pix(config)# http-map inbound_http

pix(config-http-map)# content-length min 100 max 2000 action reset log

pix(config-http-map)# content-type-verification match-req-rsp action reset log

pix(config-http-map)# max-header-length request 100 action reset log

pix(config-http-map)# max-uri-length 100 action reset log

pix(config-http-map)# port-misuse p2p action drop

pix(config-http-map)# port-misuse im action drop

pix(config-http-map)# port-misuse default action allow

pix(config-http-map)# exit


Create a policy-map for http inspection

*pix(config)# policy-map inbound_policy

pix(config-pmap)# class http-port

pix(config-pmap-c)# inspect http inbound_http

pix(config-pmap-c)# exit

pix(config-pmap)# exit


If necessary create a service-policy or use the default-inspection policy:

pix(config)# service-policy inbound_policy interface outside

david.fernandez... Fri, 05/30/2008 - 06:13
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hi hadbou,


thank you very much for your answer.


There's just a little point on it. I'm able to create the class-map and the police map fine. Unfortunately when I tried to create an http-map to specify parameters for inspecting http I received the message"This command has been deprecated. Use 'policy-map type inspect http'" and at this point, I don't know how to go on.


I supposed I have a newer version, an such a command is not working any longer. how should I do it?


Thank you for your posts.


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