I have those 3 Interfaces configured:

interface GigabitEthernet0/0
 nameif outside
 security-level 0
 ip address PUBLICIP 
interface GigabitEthernet0/1
 nameif inside
 security-level 100
 ip address 
interface GigabitEthernet0/3
 no nameif
 security-level 100
 ip address 
interface GigabitEthernet0/3.99
 vlan 99
 nameif servers
 security-level 100
 ip address                                                                                                 

also I have a default route

route outside ISP_GATEWAY 1

and these NAT Rules

nat (inside,servers) source static any any
nat (inside,outside) source static any interface unidirectional description Internetaccess


enable traffic between two or more interfaces which are configured with same security levels


enable traffic between two or more hosts connected to the same interface


I am able to go on the internet with the "inside" network. But I can't ping the Gateway Also, i have a client on Interface 3 connected with the ip with the gateway This client is alsp not able to ping

In ASDM, I'm able to ping the Gateway from the servers interface. What am I missing? I read here that i have to configure for every VLAN I have, a NAT-Statement. Is this true? Because I need 10 VLANs.

I can't figure out what I'm missing. When I do Packet tracer in ASDM no ACL seems to block it.

PS: the two clients are directly connected to the ports. PS:PS: I am configuring 80% over ASDM and 20% over CLI (the way I learned in school).

  • 2
    By default ASA block ICMP, you have to explicitly allow it.
    – JFL
    May 25, 2016 at 12:34
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  • You really need to include the whole configuration. Also the configuration of the switch attached to the ASA.
    – Ron Maupin
    May 25, 2016 at 14:26
  • I think this command nat (inside,servers) source static any any is incorrect. What are you trying to do with this NAT?
    – Ron Trunk
    May 25, 2016 at 16:42
  • 1
    Do you have a device which understands VLAN tags? Most end-devices don't understand VLAN tags. The switch will give non-tagged frames to the end devices in each VLAN. I'm not sure you can properly test this without a switch.
    – Ron Maupin
    May 25, 2016 at 18:45

1 Answer 1


1.The FW is setup to work like that, you are only able to ping the interface that you are connected to, so if you are on the inside subnet you wont be able to ping the Servers interface nor the outside interface only the inside interface. In addition when it is traffic TO the box it does not check the ACLs, only for traffic that goes THROUGH the box is checked with the ACLs, now if you could attach the output from the "show run icmp" command I could confirm if you have any miss-configuration there that is preventing the ICMP requests for that interface.

2.If all vlans require internet access then yes, you would need to configure a NAT statement for each one of them, now if it is going to be accessed only from users on the inside there really is no need for the NAT since routing should be enough.

PD: It would be useful if you setup a capture in the interface to confirm that the ICMP message reach the interface, or plug-in the device directly to the interface to run the test.

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