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ASA5505 setup at home

I have the outside interface setup for DHCP that connects to comcast.

My inside interface is and is setup to provide DHCP for my internal LAN.

I have never logged into a firewall before and as I quickly found out the commands are not like my routers and switches.

I finally gave in and have been using the ASDM. I just want to allow everything from the inside out. I didn't think it would be this difficult!

The access rules don't make sense to me. The outside in has an implicit deny rule for IP by default. I would assume this means that nothing can make a connection from the outside in? So why does it block my ping replies but it will allow me to surf the web??

I have a work laptop that won't connect to a VPN through the ASA, the logs say "regular translation creation failed for protocol 50"

I have enabled as much as I can and still can't figure this out. At this point I'm not even sure if I'm blocking anything... heh Well it must be blocking something cause my VPN still doesn't work.

ASA Version 7.2(3)


hostname viper


enable password xxx



interface Vlan1

nameif inside

security-level 100

ip address


interface Vlan2

nameif outside

security-level 0

ip address dhcp setroute


interface Vlan3


nameif dmz

security-level 50

ip address


interface Ethernet0/0

switchport access vlan 2


interface Ethernet0/1


interface Ethernet0/2


interface Ethernet0/3


interface Ethernet0/4


interface Ethernet0/5


interface Ethernet0/6


interface Ethernet0/7


passwd xxx

ftp mode passive

dns server-group DefaultDNS


same-security-traffic permit intra-interface

access-list outside_access_in extended permit ip any any

access-list outside_access_in extended permit esp any any

access-list outside_access_in extended permit icmp any any

access-list inside_access_in extended permit ip any any

access-list inside_access_in extended permit esp any any

access-list inside_access_in extended permit icmp any any

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logging enable

logging asdm informational

mtu inside 1500

mtu outside 1500

mtu dmz 1500

no failover

icmp unreachable rate-limit 1 burst-size 1

asdm image disk0:/asdm-523.bin

no asdm history enable

arp timeout 14400


global (outside) 1 interface

nat (inside) 1 norandomseq

access-group inside_access_in in interface inside

access-group outside_access_in in interface outside

timeout xlate 3:00:00

timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 icmp 0:00:02

timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 h225 1:00:00 mgcp 0:05:00 mgcp-pat 0:05:00

timeout sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00 sip-disconnect 0:02:00

timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute

http server enable

http inside

http inside

no snmp-server location

no snmp-server contact

snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication linkup linkdown coldstart

telnet inside

telnet timeout 5

ssh timeout 5

console timeout 0

management-access inside

dhcpd auto_config outside


dhcpd address inside

dhcpd domain interface inside

dhcpd update dns both override interface inside

dhcpd enable inside




prompt hostname context


: end

Basically, is there an easy way to allow everything out and block anything on the inside from creating a connection inside?

New Member

Re: ASA5505 setup at home


by default, the ASA will allow traffic from the interface with higher security level (i.e inside inteface with security level =100) and any other interface with lower security level (i.e outside interface with security level = 0). You dont need to define any access rule to allow traffic. by default all traffic from inside to outside interface is allowed. its better to remove the access lists you added, because they represent a high security threat.

for the laptop vpn problem, try to addd these commands:

crypto isakmp enable

crypto isakmp nat-traversal 30


New Member

Re: ASA5505 setup at home

Thanks I'll try that for the VPN.

If all traffic is allowed out why do my pings not resolve to with the default settings?

New Member

Re: ASA5505 setup at home

Because ICMP echo responses have to be specifically permitted as they return from the Outside to the Inside. Try building an ACL for the outside interface that includes the following, though this will allow both tracert and ping responses:

access-list acl_in remark PERMIT TRACEROUTE RETURN TRAFFIC

access-list acl_in permit icmp any any unreachable

access-list acl_in permit icmp any any time-exceeded

access-list acl_in permit icmp any any echo-reply

New Member

Re: ASA5505 setup at home

Hey, I can solve your problem. You need to create an access rule and source will be and destination will be your inside host network ID like ( and allow from any to ipsec (50) in ports section which use for make ipsec connection and open echo reply as well.