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Santos:CCNA Sec 210-260 OCG by Omar Santos, John Stuppi

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Using Packet Tracer to Verify Which Packets Are Allowed

Now that the firewall with interfaces has been configured and a default route has been set up and is providing NAT for the benefit of our clients, we should probably make sure that the rules that we have configured, including NAT, are performing as we want. Being able to troubleshoot a problem before it even occurs is a wonderful thing. ASA has a built-in tool called Packet Tracer that enables you to identify whether the ASA will forward or drop a packet, before the user even powers on her computer. Packet Tracer even indicates the reason why a packet would be dropped by the ASA.

You can launch Packet Tracer from the Tools menu, and there is an icon for Packet Tracer located on many of the ...

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