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Issue with the Logs in FWSM

We deplyed FWSM around 3 months ago.

We are still in a process of transferring our servers VLANs from MSFC to FWSM.

Just yesterday I saw very unusual log in fwsm. I hope i can explain to you.

We have one Zone inside the FWSM which is for Symentac Servers( zone name is NW-servers

We have one subnet which is on MSFC or in simple way outside FWSM interface. (

I applied the following rule

Anything from should be allowed to NW-Servers (  ( Pls note that it is out going rule)

FWSM Rule.png

But when i enable logs on that specific rule then i found the below logs

FWSM Log.png

Now the strange thing is that why i am seeing as my destination in the log because the rule itself is not configured like it.

Also we noted that the packet is with ICMP using port 3.

just for your information is VMware ESX Host and it is using our SAN storage.

I hope i expalined you guys very well.

Can any expert help me out with it?





Issue with the Logs in FWSM

any help pls.

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Issue with the Logs in FWSM

ICMP type 3 are messages generated by router in case of destination unreachable.

Your servers try to connect to internet-servers directly but it may be impossible by network configuration.

Issue with the Logs in FWSM

Thanks for the reply Andrey.

I know ICMP type 3 is a destination unreachable message but it shouldn't be comming under this specific rule because my rule is only for the traffic orignating from & going to but logs are giving me some different strange ouput.

I think ASDM is not filtering it well , might be some bug.

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Issue with the Logs in FWSM

May you show your access-list on OUTSIDE interface and NAT rules?

Issue with the Logs in FWSM

We have any any on the outside interface because we are still preparing the policy after checking the Logs.

Actually this FWSM is on Data center Core & we recently deployed it.

We also have no Nating enable on FWSM.

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