I have got one question about the purpose of IPS licence. If I correctly understood, licence should assure you to obtain signatures, so that means if your licence expires, you will not be able to apply signature to the sensor. Am I right?
I try to manually apply signature on sensore that has already expired licence and did not have any problems with the upgrade (IPS-sig-S210-minreq-5.0-1.zip). So I am wondering what is the purpose of licence?
Second question is about automatic download of signature updates. Is there any possibility to download signature using the IPS MC without CCO account? How can you download signature using IDM?
Cisco has stated "With the initial release of 5.0, the first several signature updates will be released without the license enforcement in order to allow users time to get their maintenance contracts in order and their sensors licensed." I'm not sure if they have started enforcing this yet. There's really no way of getting the signatures with out a CCO smartnet enabled account I believe VMS MC is the only way to really automate the signature downloads. IDM can't login in to CCO and download updates because Cisco won't allow you to parse the download directory via ftp. I guess you can have it periodically check an ftp/scp server to download the updates and maybe have a script log into the CCO account and pull down the updates, not sure if anybody has accomplish this yet. Hope this helps
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UpdatesDocuments PurposeNAT Operation in ASA 8.3+ SectionsRule Types
Network Object NATTwice NAT / Manual NATRule Types used per SectionNAT
Types used with Twice NAT / Manual NAT and Network Obje...
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NAT-T works. Background: ESP encrypts all critical information,
encapsulating the entire inner TCP/UDP datagram within an ESP header.
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