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I’ve been meaning to copy this back here but haven’t had the chance until now. I reference this so much, figured it’d have stuck in my mind by now… Anyway, this is one of the best resources for quick analysis troubleshooting of MM_WAIT_MSG errors on VPN tunnels for Cisco ASA / PIX from https://www.tunnelsup.com/isakmp-ike-phase-1-status-messages/. ISAKMP (IKE…

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For all ASA models, the maximum number of DHCP client addresses varies depending on the license: If the limit is 10 hosts, the maximum available DHCP pool is 32 addresses. If the limit is 50 hosts, the maximum available DHCP pool is 128 addresses. If the number of hosts is unlimited, the maximum available DHCP…

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When installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, encountered an error: The vpn client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot. This error is due to Internet Connection Sharing being enabled.  To resolve, disable ICS per adapter, or globally through Services. Per Adapter: Click the Start button. Click on Control Panel. Click on View Network…

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On a Cisco ASA you can configure capturing of data to allow for deeper troubleshooting of issues. With the recent issue of the Heartbleed bug, I needed a way to capture HTTPS traffic and inspect remote hosts for the vulnerability. If the site was vulnerable, I would create a temporary block until that site patched.

Read More Configure Cisco ASA to Capture Specific Port Traffic