This document discuss on how to configure a public server using Cisco
Adaptive Security Device Manager, ASDM. Public servers are those application
servers that are used by the external world to use their resources. A new
feature called, Public Server, is introduced from Cisco ASDM software release
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on these software and
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
Refer to the
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A web server with internal IP address, 172.16.10.10 is in the DMZ
network and should be accessed from the Outside world. You need these items in
order to accomplish this:.
But, from Cisco ASDM software release version 6.2 and later, a new
wizard for the public server is introduced. From now, you do not need to
separately configure the NAT translations and the ACL permits. Instead, you
need to specify simple details such as public interface, private interface,
public IP address, private address and service.
In this section, you are presented with the information to configure
the features described in this document.
Note: Use the
Command Lookup Tool
(registered customers only)
to obtain more information on
the commands used in this section.
This document uses this network setup:
Complete these steps in order to configure a public server with the
Choose Configuration > Firewall > Public
Click Add. Then the Add Public Server window
Now specify these parameters:
Private Interface—The interface to which the real server is
Private IP Address—The real IP address of the
Private Service—The actual service that is running on the real
Public Interface—The interface through which outside users can
access the real server.
Public Address—The IP address that is seen by outside
You can view the related configuration entry in the Public Servers
The equivalent CLI configuration is shown here for your
access-list inside_access_in extended permit tcp any host 188.8.131.52 eq www
access-group inside_access_in in interface outside
static (dmz,outside) 184.108.40.206 172.16.10.10 netmask 255.255.255.255
When you use Cisco ASDM version 6.2, you can configure the public
server for a static NAT only, but not with a static PAT. It means the public
server is accessible at the same service that it is actually exposed to outside
world. From Cisco ASDM software release 6.3 and later, support for static NAT
with Port Address Translation is available, which means that you can access the
public server at a different service to what it is actually exposed.
This is a sample ASDM screen shot of the Add Public Server window for
ASDM software release 6.3.
In this case, the public service can be different from the private
service. Refer to
NAT with Port Address Translation for more information.
This feature is exclusively introduced from ASDM perspective for the
ease of the Administrator to configure Public Servers. No equivalent new CLI
commands are introduced. When you configure a public server using ASDM, the
equivalent set of commands for the static and access-list are created
automatically and can be viewed in the corresponding ASDM panes. A modification
to these entries also result in the modification in the public server
There is currently no verification procedure available for this