last week i setup a brand new ASA 5540 (with SSM 4GE) 2GB in my lab from scratch - out of the box.
ASA 8.3(2) 8.2(3) 8.0(5) ... and so on
From setup was installed a subnetted Class C for
outside / 28 --> g0/0
inside / 28 --> g0/1
dmz / 29 --> G1/3
Every interface got a separate switch with one client-pc.
All pings from ASA to inside and outside clients works fine with one exception the dmz net.
If i changed the switch from the dmz net with a hub - all pings are o.k.
The problem after one week with google , releasenotes and faq's may be the hardware address
from the 4GE-modul.
It begins with 0172.10a1.xxxx. (a multicast bit)!!!
The workaround for me is to change the mac address for the interface to any other address
than you can ping the client on a switch.
Anybody the same problem or another workaround ?
Is this a bug ?
May i change the 4GE modul?
thanks for interest