a question about application inspection configuration?

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May 12th, 2010
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dear experts, hello

when i configure an application inspection for some protocols or applications i may use its class map  like ( ftp-map MY-FTP-CLASS) then define

some parameters in its prompts...

another way i may say ( policy-map type inspect ftp MY-FTP-CLASS)

so what is the difference between them, thanks alot for your help


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Jennifer Halim Thu, 05/13/2010 - 03:24
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If you uses ftp-map, then the inspection is specific to just the ftp protocol. Same goes for http, where it is matching on http application specific, as different application has different application format, ie: ftp and http are 2 different protocols that have specific application feature.

With the normal class-map, it is normally just matching on source/destination ip address and/or protocol and port number.

Hope that helps.


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