I currently have an ASA5505 running Version 9.1(6)
The outside interface of the firewall is connected to ADSL router which in turn is connected to the internet
Every now and then...the connection drops and i am not able to ping the ADSL modem IP which is the gateway (default route) on the ASA
When i do a clear ARP on the ASA...it starts working
I assume that this is not the ASA acting up but is an issue with the next hop device but how can i resolve this.
I would appreciate if anyone can shed some light in helping me sort this matter out.
many thanks in advance.
How often does this issue happen?
There is a bug related to proxy-arp that can cause this type of behavior. Have a look
The issue happens randomly....like whenever it feels like, no specific time of period.
As for the bug, we suspected the same and upgraded the firmware from version 8 to 9.1.6
Based on the table provided in the link by you, does it mean i have to upgrade to a more higher version.
You could also set up a capture on the ASA inside and outside interfaces when this is happening to see if traffic is actually being sent out the outside interface. Also, before clearing the ARP table, check to make sure that the MAC to IP address mappings are correct for the default route.