logs on cisco asa

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Mar 9th, 2009

hi all, can anyone tell me how to view the realtime logs on the cisco asa using the command prompt rather than the gui ?

I have this problem too.
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carl_townshend Mon, 03/09/2009 - 14:30

hi there, if I do a show log, would this be the same as the logging on the gui? can you see the logs by doing a term mon and debugging ?

carl_townshend Tue, 03/10/2009 - 03:01

I want to see the logs of all the things going through my firewall like I do on the gui under the logging section, on the gui I see a live list that moves, can this happen on the cli ?

adamclarkuk_2 Tue, 03/10/2009 - 03:59

Then the commands above will help

show xlate will show the translations, show con will show the connections

show log will show what has been built connection wise.

Try the commands and let me know if it's not what you want.

carl_townshend Fri, 03/30/2012 - 06:31

Hi, By default, does it show all things passing through the device on the gui? or do i need to configure the access list with the log command ?

Zeeshan Siddiqui Fri, 03/30/2012 - 09:09

Hi Carl,

I believe you want to see all traffic leaving an interface / all traffic between two hosts as you can on ASDM.

You can do that by setting up a capture on CLI

  • cap capin int inside match ip host host
  • sh cap capin - to display packets
  • clear cap capin - to collect fresh packets
  • no cap capin - to remove

This can geerate alot of traffic be specific what you want to see in the capture you can also do using an ACL


Kind Regards,

Zeeshan Siddiqui


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