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How  do I  Allow file access to the internet for a specific file on a client with an ASA5505

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Although I know firewalls to a certain extent, I have never had to configure this setting.  We are getting a runtime error for a piece of software and the support people are telling me its because the updater doesn't have access to the internet through the firewall.
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You can't control access for a specific application, but you can allow outbound access from the IP address of the host.

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I mean they have standard internet access on this machine.  Do you think the firewall would be stopping this one file from accessing the net?
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It would not be.      The ASA would not be doing this for a specific application.    There is QOS where you can prioritize traffic based on known protocols or specific ports....  but if you don't have that setup, it wouldn't come into play.  

As a test, hop on that machine and see if you can get outbound.    Make sure the local windows firewall or iptables isn't blocking outbound traffic (you can shut it down just for a quick test).    

On the ASA, you can always have the host make an attempt then issue a SHOW LOGGING on the ASA.  Any dropped packets will be listed along with a reason for the drop.  

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