ASA Security Context and RIP Routing

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Sep 11th, 2008

I`m trying to verify some information but can find nothing of use on the website or google. So, I turn to you guys/gals.

An associate in another business unit has purchased a few ASA 5580's and was told if he were to run multiple security contexts, he would not be able to utilize RIP for routing. Is this true or false. If this is true, can someone point me to a link where it says this is not possible. If it is false, I would really appreciate if there were a link somewhere on cisco's site where it stated this is possible.

I have this problem too.
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Jon Marshall Thu, 09/11/2008 - 11:23

You cannot run any dynamic routing protocol if you are running multiple contexts. Excerpt from ASA 8.x configuration guide


This section describes how to configure static and default routes on the security appliance.

Multiple context mode does not support dynamic routing, so you must use static routes for any networks to which the security appliance is not directly connected; for example, when there is a router between a network and the security appliance.


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