I run a number of 5510 and 5520 ASAs and it will be a while longer until I can get the memory to upgrade them to 8.3. In the mean time I am trying ot understand the behavior under 8.0(4).
If I have a TCP timeout of 20 minutes and a socket has been silent for over 20 minutes, yet is not dropped on with of the end points, will the next data packet that is send on the socket be quietly discarded or will be allowed through, even though there is no established connection int he session table?
I understand that starting with 8.2 you can configure TCP State Bypass and a new session will be established even if the first packet of the new session is not a SYN. But what happens in that kind of situation in 8.0? I do not see drops in the firewall logs.