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SSH issue on inside interface.


I cant ssh to inside interface access of ASA5505 firewall wihile ASDM and telnet are working. I have opened SSH access along with telnet and ASDM.

I can ssh to outside interface. Its very wied problem that SSH on inside interface is not working.

Below is the oconfiguration of my ASA5505 firewall. Any solution please

ASA Version 8.3(2)4

hostname MEL-ASA-01

domain-name xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

interface Vlan1

nameif inside

security-level 100

ip address


interface Vlan2

nameif outside

security-level 0

ip address xxxxxxxxxx


interface Vlan50


no forward interface Vlan1

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

switchport access vlan 50


interface Ethernet0/7

switchport access vlan 50


boot system disk0:/asa832-4-k8.bin

ftp mode passive

clock timezone CEST 1

clock summer-time CEDT recurring last Sun Mar 2:00 last Sun Oct 3:00

dns server-group DefaultDNS

access-list Inside_noNAT extended permit ip any object-group Edn_LAN

access-list Inside_noNAT extended permit ip any object VPN_Dialup

access-list Inside_noNAT extended permit ip object-group Edn_LAN interface inside

access-list Inside_OUT extended permit tcp object-group email_allowed_hosts object edn-exc-01 eq smtp

access-list Inside_OUT extended deny tcp any any eq smtp

access-list Inside_OUT extended permit ip any any

access-list Outside_IN extended permit icmp any any echo-reply

access-list Edinburgh_tun_acl extended permit ip object MEL_Lan object-group Edn_LAN

access-list Edinburgh_tun_acl extended permit ip object MEL_Lan object VPN_Dialup

pager lines 24

logging enable

logging trap critical

logging history critical

logging asdm warnings

mtu inside 1500

mtu outside 1500

mtu dmz 1500

icmp unreachable rate-limit 1 burst-size 1

asdm image disk0:/asdm-647.bin

no asdm history enable

arp timeout 14400

nat (inside,any) source static any any destination static Edn_LAN Edn_LAN

nat (inside,any) source static any any destination static VPN_Dialup VPN_Dialup


object network obj_any

nat (inside,outside) dynamic interface

access-group Inside_OUT in interface inside

access-group Outside_IN in interface outside

route outside xx.xx.xx.xx 1

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 sip-provisional-media 0:02:00 uauth 0:05:00 absolute

timeout tcp-proxy-reassembly 0:01:00

dynamic-access-policy-record DfltAccessPolicy

aaa authentication ssh console LOCAL

http server enable

http Edn_Svr inside

http inside

http xx.xx.xx.xx outside

http Edn_Data inside

snmp-server host inside community ***** version 2c

snmp-server host inside community ***** version 2c

snmp-server location Amsterdam

snmp-server contact


snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication linkup linkdown coldstart

snmp-server enable traps syslog

snmp-server enable traps ipsec start stop

snmp-server enable traps entity config-change fru-insert fru-remove

snmp-server enable traps remote-access session-threshold-exceeded

telnet Edn_Data inside
telnet inside
telnet Edn_Svr inside
telnet timeout 5
ssh Edn_Svr inside
ssh inside
ssh Edn_Data inside
ssh inside
ssh edn-pix2 outside
ssh outside
ssh timeout 5
ssh version 2
console timeout 0
management-access inside
dhcpd option 150 ip
dhcpd address inside
dhcpd dns interface inside
dhcpd wins interface inside
dhcpd lease 86400 interface inside
dhcpd ping_timeout 750 interface inside
dhcpd domain interface inside
dhcpd enable inside

threat-detection basic-threat
threat-detection statistics access-list
no threat-detection statistics tcp-intercept
ntp server source outside prefer
username xxxxx password xxxxxxxxxx encrypted privilege 15
tunnel-group xxxxxxxxxxxxx type ipsec-l2l
tunnel-group xxxxxxxxx ipsec-attributes
pre-shared-key *****
peer-id-validate cert
tunnel-group xxx type ipsec-l2l
tunnel-group xxxxxxxxxxxxx ipsec-attributes
pre-shared-key *****
class-map inspection_default
match default-inspection-traffic
policy-map type inspect dns preset_dns_map
  message-length maximum 512
policy-map global_policy
class inspection_default
  inspect dns preset_dns_map
  inspect ftp
  inspect h323 h225
  inspect h323 ras
  inspect rsh
  inspect rtsp
  inspect esmtp
  inspect sqlnet
  inspect skinny
  inspect sunrpc
  inspect xdmcp
  inspect sip
  inspect netbios
  inspect tftp
  inspect ip-options
service-policy global_policy global
prompt hostname context
profile CiscoTAC-1
  no active
  destination address http
  destination address email
  destination transport-method http
  subscribe-to-alert-group diagnostic
  subscribe-to-alert-group environment
  subscribe-to-alert-group inventory periodic monthly
  subscribe-to-alert-group configuration periodic monthly
  subscribe-to-alert-group telemetry periodic daily
: end

Super Bronze

SSH issue on inside interface.


Very strange that it would work from "outside" and not "inside".

You can use the command

show asp table socket

To confirm if the ASA is listening on port TCP/22 on the "inside" interface.

Otherwise I would probably suggest monitoring the SSH Connection attempt through the ASDM to determine what is the cause of the problem.

I assume you are trying to connect from the "inside" network?

- Jouni

New Member

SSH issue on inside interface.

Hi Jouni Fross

Yes I am trying to access on inside interface. Please find below the output of command. I am not sure how can I monitor via ASDM. can you please help



Protocol  Socket    Local Address               Foreign Address         State

SSL       0003de0f     *               LISTEN

SSL       000507cf  xxxxxxxxxx:443*               LISTEN

TCP       000934ff      *               LISTEN

TCP       000c9daf  xxxxxxxxxx.22:22 *               LISTEN

TCP       01d755bf      *               LISTEN

SSL       02e95178            ESTAB

SSL       02ed4e28            ESTAB

TCP       031061d8             ESTAB

Super Bronze

SSH issue on inside interface.


Well first of I would look at the monitor logging section while attempting the SSH connection.

If that doesnt help then you always have the option to use "debug ssh" and monitor the output through ASDM or a Telnet management connection.

The above output would seem to indicate that the ASA is listening on the port TCP/22 on the "inside" interface.

Are you just getting timeout for the SSH connection or are you getting any prompts?

- Jouni

New Member

SSH issue on inside interface.


I have run SSH DEBUG command but I am not getting any output on prompt.

I am not getting any log on ASDM as well.

I am getting the following error when trying ssh to inside interface

The session used to hang up for 2-3 minutes and then returned the following error

"Putty fatal Error              Network Error: Software caused connection abort  "

SSH issue on inside interface.


I understand that you are able to connect via outside, but try by regenerating the crypto key. Just a thought .



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