[c-nsp] Can ASA 5550 do BGP

Juergen Marenda cnsp at marenda.net
Mon Feb 11 14:36:18 EST 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 09:21:46PM +0100, Peter Rathlev wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-02-11 at 18:58 +0000, pamela pomary wrote:
> > Quick one. I have just read from Cisco's support community that
> > generally ASA's dont do BGP. I want to verify if that is the case or
> > there is tweak to get it to do BGP :) . We have ASA 5550 software
> > version 8.2(3) which we possibly want to use as a border/edge router
> > with our ISP.
> I'm pretty certain the ASA doesn't do any BGP. The FWSM supports "BGP
> Stub Routing" though it's very limited (bordering to useless).
> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/fwsm/fwsm41/configuration/guide/ip_f.html#wpxref74349

pix and asa did and do not "route" very well.

Use Cisco Router IOS with ACL etc. works much better.

This is my very personal opinion,

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