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Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Handbook by Dave Hucaby

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2-2. Firewall Features and Licenses

When a Cisco firewall runs an image of the operating system, it must have the proper license activation keys to unlock the required features. To see a list of features and their current availability on a firewall, you can use the following EXEC command:

Firewall# show version
				

Example 2-1 shows some sample output from a PIX Firewall. The show version command displays the current version of the firewall operating system (6.3(4) in this case), the firewall's elapsed uptime, and some information about the hardware. You can find the amount of RAM memory, Flash memory, and the MAC addresses of the physical interfaces here too. In this example, the firewall is a model PIX-525 and has 256 MB of RAM, 16 MB of Flash, ...

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