Build a PIX Firewall for your test network
Nov17

Build a PIX Firewall for your test network

Working with GNS3 and PEMU – (Part 2) KB ID 0000662 Dtd 09/11/09 Problem In Part 1 we installed and Licensed our Virtual PIX, now we will give it an IP address and get the firewalls web management console running. To complete this procedure you will need to, 1. Have a TFTP server up and running (CLICK HERE). 2. Know how to connect to a Cisco Firewall (CLICK HERE). Solution Step 1 (Add an interface to your host machine) 1. On...

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PIX 506E and 501  Firewall Image and PDM Upgrade
Nov17

PIX 506E and 501 Firewall Image and PDM Upgrade

KB ID 0000065 Dtd 09/11/09 Problem Note: PIX 515E and above, can still be upgraded to version 8.0(4) click here for details Some people will wonder why I’m bothering to write this up, but the truth is, there are LOADS of older PIX firewalls out there in the wild, and all the PIX 501’s and 506E’s that are being retired from corporate use are being bought on ebay, or being put on IT departments test benches. This page...

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Cisco PIX (500 Series) Password Recovery  / Reset
Nov17

Cisco PIX (500 Series) Password Recovery / Reset

KB ID 0000064 Dtd 09/11/09 Problem If you are locked out of your PIX firewall then you will need to do some password recovery, this procedure will reset the enable password and remove any AAA username and password settings on the PIX. Note: If you have a PIX 520 (This has a floppy drive, and the process is different) CLICK HERE Solution Before You Start ! 1. You need to know the software version that is running on the PIX e.g 6.3(5)...

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Set up a PIX Firewall with the PDM
Nov17

Set up a PIX Firewall with the PDM

KB ID 0000217 Problem The following procedure is a complete run though on setting up a Cisco PIX Firewall (PIX 501, 506, 506E, 515, 515E, 520, 525, or 535) via the HTTPS GUI front end (PDM). Note: the PDM will only work with firewall operating systems BEFORE version 7.x.(x). Therefore PIX platforms that are 515E, 525 or 535 should be running version 7.x(x) or above and should be web managed via the ASDM. Unless you are out of support...

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Cisco PIX 500 – IPSEC Site to Site VPNs  (v6)
Nov17

Cisco PIX 500 – IPSEC Site to Site VPNs (v6)

KB ID 0000611 Dtd 02/06/12 Problem Note: This is for firewalls running an operating system BEFORE version 7, if you have an PIX running version 7 or above go here instead. I’ll run though he commands first and then the configuration from PDM at the end. Solution PIX 500: Configure a site to site VPN from command line 1. Connect to the PIX, go to “enable mode”, then to “Configure terminal mode” User Access...

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Cisco PIX – “What are the files in flash”
Nov17

Cisco PIX – “What are the files in flash”

KB ID 0000757 Dtd 01/02/13 Problem With modern Cisco ASA firewalls a show flash (or show disk0) command will give you a descriptive list of what is stored in NVRAM. With an older version 6 firewall the result is a little more confusing. Solution If you connect to the PIX and view the contents of the flash, you will see something like this; Sent username “pix” Type help or ‘?’ for a list of available commands....

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