Why naming is required in ASA

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Sep 13th, 2010
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Hi All,

Can anyone maybe explain to me the concept that--

Why naming is required in ASA like inside, outside, public, Private and dmz etc  ? 

Is it possible to configure asa without assign any name to its interface?



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Jennifer Halim Mon, 09/13/2010 - 19:03
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Yes, naming the interfaces are required for ASA as all translation, policy, failover, access-list configuration is assigned by name configured on each interface.

Kureli Sankar Mon, 09/13/2010 - 20:41
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It is not possible to configure an interface without a name and security level.

It is like using numbers like room 1, room2, room3 instead of kitchen room, living room and bedroom in a house. It makes sense and easy to follow.

check this link on configuring interfaces: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa82/configuration/guide/intrface.html



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