when adding a PAT rule on my asa to PAT to the outside Ip of my firewall for internet traffic, Im just monitoring the logs whilst users go on the internet. It appears that I dont see the actual destination they are trying to get to but the IP of the interface I am translating to, is this right ? I would expect to see the real IP of the websites they are going to.
If the ASA "logging" configuration hasnt been used to disable or change the level of some Syslog messages and provided that your ASA is set to log at the correct level THEN you should be both seeing the messages that indicate a building and teardown of a connection through the ASA. You would also be seeing the building and teardown messages of the translations for those connections.
So you could start by checking your "logging" configuration with the command
show run logging
This should tell us if the logging levels are appropriate and that the log message IDs that you are looking for haven't disabled or their level hasnt been changed.
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