The ranting of an IT Professional:


November 26, 2009  3:43 PM

Setting up WAN Failover on a Cisco ASA

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, failover, WAN

Here is a useful link I found for setting up WAN failover on a cisco ASA. Bear in mind you need a security plus license on a 5505 or 5510 for this to work.

November 25, 2009  7:32 PM

Configuring your Cisco ASA for L2TP Remote Access

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, Ipsec, L2TP, PPTP, Remote Access, VPN

Ok bad news, ASA's do not support PPTP remote access VPN (though they can pass it through). However they will support L2TP with IPSEC VPN which windows is capable of doing. Here is a great video tutorial I used for setting it up:

September 16, 2009  3:57 PM

Cisco adopting strategies to compete in the small business line

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, firewall, router, small business, SMB, UC500, Wireless

Cisco is almost synonymous with big business in the network infrastructure market but recently they have really been working to make themselves more friendly to the SMB market. Here is a good article about that: Working...

May 27, 2009  4:13 PM

Cisco ASA – Remote access VPN user’s can’t connect to internal resources on the same network

Posted by: Jason Tramer
5510, ASA, can't connect to internal resources on the same network, Cisco, NAT, Remote Access, VPN

So I was working with a Cisco ASA 5510. The inside network was I had created a  remote access vpn policy for users and set them up to receive address's on their inside network ( While the users we able to connect fine to the vpn they were not able to ping or access any...

March 9, 2009  3:31 PM

ASA 5520 not Nat’ing traffic

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ACL, ASA, Cisco, Factory-default reset, NAT

A colleague of mine and I were setting up and configuring an ASA 5520. We ran through the basic setup wizard and set up the preliminary NAT and access rules and found we could get out to the Internet. The ASA itself could access Internet resources but we on the inside connection could not. So of...

March 9, 2009  3:11 PM

Cisco ASA – Remote Access VPN not getting reserved address from DHCP

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, Cisco ASA - Remote Access VPN not getting reserved address from DHCP, DHCP, VPN

I have configured a Cisco ASA 5520 in an environment where the remote users need to get statically assigned IP addresses. In the past this was done by using MAC address reservations on the DHCP server. In replacing their old firewall and putting in the ASA what I have found is that even though...

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