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Thomas Grassi
Beginner

ASA 5505 Email Alerts

Just installed ASA 5505 cisco router two weeks ago and every thing is running great.

Setup logging to email me for events that occur. That also is working fine.

My question is this. I get this message several times a day some one than others about 15 to 30 messages a day with this message

ASA-3-710003: TCP access denied by acl from x.x.x.x/####### to outside 75.82.123.50/22 or /23

I wish not to turn off looging or filter out this message.

I would like to know what does this message mean? Is some one trying to hack into my router?

Did a tracert on some of the ip addresses given in the message and they trace to somewhere abroad

Any ideas or suggestions

Thanks

Tom

Thomas R Grassi Jr
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Tagir Temirgaliyev
Frequent Contributor

Hi

usually it is botnet computers which are trying telnet and ssh access to everywhere

just looking for nonsecure devices in internet.

it is so called internet white noise.

some one can also trying to hack your router

Yes it sure looks like someone is glad this router sends alerts via email

Tom

Thomas R Grassi Jr
David White
Cisco Employee

All the message is indicating, is that the source IP is trying to access the desitnation IP on TCP ports 22 (SSH) and 23 (Telnet), and the ASA is denying it due to the ACL configured on your outside interface.

This syslog is in response to receiving a packet, so there is nothing you can do to prevent your device from receiving the packet.  But, the ASA is appropriately denying it and notifying you.

As for who is initiating the packet, you only know the source IP, and that is about it.  You can see who owns the netblock, but I doubt you will get far.  Many malicious (and non-malicious) people scan internet address to see what ports are open.  Some to hack in, others to get statistics/reports.

Hope it helps,

David.