We have a situation where a recent office expansion required a site to site VPN set up between to locations using ASA5505 on both sides. We have ping monitors set up checking both firewalls (and select hosts behind them) but both are in different states on different ISPs. Twice now I have had late night down alerts which would seem reasonable if it were just one (ISP maintenance etc.) but both firewalls seemed to go offline. Or at least drop ping requests at the same time.
To put a wrinkle in the situation there is one host that is on the same ISP as the first site but not behind the firewall and it went offline at the same time. I have checked logs and config but I am not seeing anything that might point to the cause. We have other hosts at these sites and other sites monitored from the same location and they didn't bounce so I don't believe its an issue with the monitoring service.
Any ideas as to what might cause all of these hosts to drop ping requests at the same time?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Thanks for this article. I have a brand new ASA 5505 that out of the box wont allow me to connect via HTTPS nor Telnet. I was able to get in through the console cable and show ver does show VPN-3DES-AES as disabled. I tried using your links to get the activation key in order to enable it but after going through the process it claims that my request has been denied and it gives the criteria of which i was denied which none of them apply to me. Any thoughts as to what to do from here? I have never had an issue with a Cisco device like this right out of the box.
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Hello, I have tried numerous options for capturing call logs but nothing seems to work. I have an in-house FTP server configured for this and it is configured with a non-domain user and password. I can connect to it just fine from any machine on the network. I want simple call details such as who made/received the call, to/from which number, and how long they were on the phone. The main reason is that there have been a few accidental 911 calls that no one will admit to but we would also like details in the event that there may be other issues. I know that CCA is rather clunky/buggy still but I have felt the wrath of using a combination CCA and CLI so I was hoping to be able to achieve this via CCA if possible. If not, CLI is fine as long as it doesnt interfere with other programming. What I have tried so far is within CCA go to Applications > General Settings > Call Accounting and checked to enable Call Accounting as well as filled in the IP of the FTP server along with User and Pass. Nothing is hitting the FTP server (no connection attempts showed in the FTP logs). Am I missing a step or is there some other limitation that I am not aware of?
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