Cisco asa logging lists

Posted on 2014-11-07
Last Modified: 2015-02-15
Cisco asa 5510. 8.2.5

I keep getting an error message when trying to modify a logging list on my asa. The error is
'Can not modify logging list notify-test while in use'

Even after I disable logging or try to even delete the list I'll still get the same error and I can't find a command to disable the list.

Does and expert have any solutions for this? I can create new lists but I'd prefer to keep my config clean. Thanks.
Question by:Axis52401
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Expert Comment

ID: 40430208
Hello Axis,

Have you try deleting the list by using no logging list notify-test (assuming that is the correct name for the logging list)
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Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 40430304
or see what's referencing it with a

show run | incl notify-test


Author Comment

ID: 40433478
I have tried deleting the list by using the 'no logging list notify-test' but it just says "error: ca not modify logging list notify-test while in use"

The output of 'show run | incl notify-test' give me this

logging list notify-test message 605004
logging list notify-test message 305012
logging monitor notify-test
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Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 40433514
no logging list notify-test message 605004
no logging list notify-test message 305012
no logging monitor notify-test

Author Comment

ID: 40433936
Still the same message 'error: can not modify logging list notify-test while in use'

i am starting to think a reboot is necessary as it shouldn't be this difficult. It won't let me do it from the asdm either.

Accepted Solution

Axis52401 earned 0 total points
ID: 40601217
A reboot fixed it. very strange.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40610594
none of the provided responses resolved my issue

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