As the topic says, I'm investigating NAT on a clients ASA - it's running old 7.2 train code - I execute 'sh run global' and 'sh run nat' - the latter command only returns a single nat 0 line.

When I do a 'sh run | b static' (which I thought would've shown up under one of the previous two commands!) I get a long list of policy based nat in the format of 'static (outside,inside) x.x.x.x access-list ' Which is what I would expect to have seen from one of those previously attempted commands.

What commands need to be run to see everything involving nat on a 7.2 ASA? I am not seeing any kind of DST nat (which I expect in this particular case) for the tunnel I'm looking at, but yet the tunnel is up and passing traffic, so it's happening somewhere!

Thank you in advance!

  • sh run and read the whole output. Firewall configurations can be complex.
    – Ricky
    Apr 8, 2015 at 22:01
  • This is a major enterprise edge VPN FW, it's got a massive config so unfortunately that's not an option. I was more or less looking for a comprehensive list of sh X commands to pull everything related to nat quickly - if you have any insight for 7.2 that would be great! Thanks either way for your reply
    – A L
    Apr 8, 2015 at 23:36
  • Been there... wr net is the answer. (ie. look at it offline)
    – Ricky
    Apr 9, 2015 at 2:14

2 Answers 2


show global
show nat
show static
show conduit (unless you've switched to ACLs)

Of course, that's going to be 90% of the entire configuration anyway. (more if pdm isn't enabled, thus flooding the config with pdm location ...)

  • ASA doesn't have pdm, they use asdm. ASA doesn't have conduits either Apr 9, 2015 at 7:54
  • v7.2 does, as I recall -- been a long time since I used 7.2 (unsupported, but it will accept the command)
    – Ricky
    Apr 9, 2015 at 16:49
  • I know you as someone who values precision and truth, so I'll take your word for it. I did not find pdm commands myself when I searched CCO, but I don't have an ASA that I'm willing to test with Apr 10, 2015 at 10:02
  • Marking this as the answer since it more concisely wraps up how to address the aim of seeing all NAT configuration on a device via sh commands. I have only seen mention of conduit on PIX, for reference.
    – A L
    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:28

'show run static' is a usable show command as well.

  • Excellent, between - sh run nat, sh run global, and sh run static I feel like that is every NAT related show command for 7.2. I'm going to leave this open for a few more days in case anyone else has insight, otherwise, I'll mark your answer as correct. Thank you!
    – A L
    Apr 9, 2015 at 0:02

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