It is clear that the FWSM is a stateful firewall but I'm confused when it comes to the inspect statements. Is the FWSM still a stateful device if there are no inspect statements in the global inspection policy? I'm confused as to why you cannot inspect https traffic.
Basically is there any reason for the response HTTPS traffic to be blocked
server (inside) makes https(443) request to outside---> permit ip any any outbound --> server (ouside) responds (random port) ---> no acl needed inbound because FW is stateful....right???
Thanks in advance for clarification on this as I'm having trouble finding a straight answer on this.