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Cisco Bug: CSCun86984 - ASA 5505 u-turned/hairpinned conn counts toward license local-host limit

Last Modified

Nov 27, 2020

Products (2)

  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

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Description (partial)

An ASA 5505 counts hairpinned/u-turned traffic on an inside interface against the licensed local-host limit:

%ASA-4-450001: Deny traffic for protocol 6 src inside: dst inside:, licensed host limit of 10 exceeded.

Connections should only be counted against the host limit if they use the outside/Internet interface where a default route is configured.

This only affects traffic hairpinned on an inside interface for ASAs with a base license. Hairpinned traffic on the outside interface is not affected.
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