SNMP and PIX ver. 7.x question.

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Feb 16th, 2007

Hi all,

I have question related to downloading

configuration of PIX with snmp protocol.

Iv configured support of snmp on our PIX

but when I want to download config I see

that I have only RO access.

Is it possible to have RW access to PIX and which MIBs should I compile to be able download config from PIX?

Thanks a lot for help in advance.



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johnleeee Sat, 02/17/2007 - 03:31

Hi all,

now Im really unhappy. Iv installed

a new free monitoring tool and I can

download to database config from our

switches. But PIX config no.

Ill try to install RANCID.

Do you know some other similar tool like RACID?

Or is it the best?

When I want to browse MIB I use GetIF.

Thanks a lot for advice.



scheikhnajib Thu, 02/22/2007 - 06:21

It's not disappointing at all mate ... I would be really disappointed if the PIX did support RW SNMP ...

SNMP is not a secure protocol and using it to write to a security appliance is mad ... Cisco did the right thing ...



daviddtran Thu, 02/22/2007 - 06:48

what makes you thing that SNMP is not a secure

protocol? Have you ever used SNMP version 3?

Cisco should make snmp version 3 available on

security appliance and let the market decides.

Nokia/CP and Juniper firewalls have snmp version

3 available on their firewalls for years.


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