PIX 6.3 after config change

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Nov 2nd, 2007
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I have a PIX 6.3, and everytime when i make access-list configuration change and hit enter, it takes a few seconds to a minute before return the cursor. What this could be? Thanks for your help

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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Fri, 11/02/2007 - 14:32
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It could be anything but try to narrow down, have you try making the changes to PIX from a different machine to see if same behaviour?

What version of PIX code does your pix have? 6.3(?). Does this happens at the PIX command line or when in PDM? check your version code and bugs database based on your pix code. If you rule out is not the PC you're connecting from that is slow you may want to check PIX overall performance, bellow link.

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jaguemon Mon, 11/05/2007 - 07:09
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Thanks for replying. I appreciate it.

PIX version is 6.3(4)

This happens at the command line. PDM is disabled. The reason why I don't think about the PC is because I have another PIX behind this one which does not have this problem at all. I tried the connection on a different PC and still the same.

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Mon, 11/05/2007 - 10:16
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normally what is the PIX cpu load while making acl-changes? is this a pix515E in failover confiuration?

jeanaguemon Mon, 11/05/2007 - 11:26
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This is PIX 525 in failover configuration. Below is the CPU usage:

CPU utilization for 5 seconds = 3%; 1 minute: 5%; 5 minutes: 4%

Thanks so much

jeanaguemon Tue, 11/06/2007 - 11:09
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My config size file is way below the 2MB. Actually it is 320KB. Thanks.

rolandshum Tue, 11/06/2007 - 18:45
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You don't mention the method you use to connect to the Pix. Have you tried it from a console connection?

jaguemon Wed, 11/07/2007 - 07:04
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SSH is the way I connect to the PIX. As I mentioned before, there are some other PIXes behind this one, and I do not have this kind of problem with them. Thanks.


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