Working with a base model 5505 appliance where the number of "Inside Hosts" allowed = 10.
Have discovered that the ASA 5505 is very literal when counting the number of "inside" hosts and will refuse to route traffic for any host connected after the licensed number of hosts is reached (in this case 10).
My question is: If a layer 3 switch (with say 20 hosts attached) is connected to the 5510 as a routed, inside host, does the 5510 view this as 1 host or 21 hosts (layer 3 address of switch + 20)?
Hi. The 5505 connected to the layer 3 switch will see all ip addresses and block any over the 10. in order to do something different you could put a router that performs NAT/PAT behind the ASA, but this defeats the purpose and places a lot of restrictions. Best of luck.