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If It Scares You: Cisco ASA 5510

Posted by David  •  Aug 31st, 2014 12:37:34 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: FF IV Orchestra

This is a new type of entry, much like my Linux postings that I have recently been doing, but in these blogs I will be posting about things that made me uncomfortable, but I did them anyways. Success's & failures.

Well most of you know me as a web developer, but I do other things than web dev. In this past year I have taken myself outside of my comfort level and broaden my knowledge in other areas.

"If it scares you, you should probably do it."

This week I was asked to open a specific port on an Cisco ASA 5510, and also configure a Windows Server to adhere to that port on the ASA. I am unable to get into specifics but I can tell you that this was outside of my scope, but I welcomed it.

That day (Thursday) I successfully con figured the server to listen to the non-traditional port and also configured the router allow the broadcasting of it. After a reboot of the server and an outside internet connection I was able to establish a connection. SUCCESS!

The next day I received notice that certain users were not able to connect to certain shares on the server. To top it off one of them was in a upper level position. EEK!

After finding the issue, and finding the solution I relayed my concerns to my sysadmin and he was able to get the disk share re-established. At which point I simply remapped my end users on the client ends. (not all had to be remapped)

I guess in the end, the configuration issues that I made to the Cisco ASA 5510 (router) and the reboot of the server was not my doing, but the fact that I was able to get the connection re-established was.

I embrace change, tasks like this regurgitate me. In the mean time I plan on continuing my knowledge with the ASA and seek other tasks as received. It is in my hopes to one day be a full stack administrator, in the mean time...let's all get out of our comfort level, and do something that scares us.

If it scares you, you should probably do it.

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