I have a very strange NAT situation

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I have two desktops in one  department on one side of an ASA 5505 natted thru to addresses on the other side of the firewall

The ACLs allows ICMP in both directions.  I can remote desktop to one desktop and not the other.  I can ping the same desktop

and not the other.  Has anyone seen this?  Is there a limit to the number of NAT Statements allowed?

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Federico Coto F... Fri, 03/19/2010 - 08:25
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There's a limit for the amount of translations but we are talking hundreds.

If you can access one machine but not the other is either two things:

1. Problem with the computer itself (not having default gateway for example or not allowing RD)

2. Misconfiguration on the ASA.

Can you RD to the machine from the same segment where it resides?


I can remote desktop into both computers when I am on a computer on their side of the firewall.

Computer 1 with an ip of can be pinged, but Computer 2 with an ip of can not.

They are both statically natted through the ASA 5505 to addresses and respectively. I have modified the ACL's to permit IP, TCP, UDP, GRE and ICMP to both those addresses.

Computer 1 is reachable, computer 2 is not.

Jennifer Halim Fri, 03/19/2010 - 16:16
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1) Can you share the configuration of the ASA?

2) How are these desktops connected? through a switch with VLAN? OR/ switchport on the ASA?

3) Default gateway sets on the desktop which doesn't work, is it the same as the other desktop?

vilaxmi Fri, 03/19/2010 - 19:27
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Make sure you have the 2nd PC responding correctly. The best way to check if the ASA is actually getting  packets on its outside interface for the perticular connection or not is via packet captures.

Also, if you have ASA with 7.2 or higher code, you can use packet-tracer to verify the connectivity. Make sure, the hops (router etc) have allowed the connection to IP address of second PC.




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