I am trying to automate the configuration of PIX501 (currently running 6.3). My goal is to have a tech pull a PIX out of the box and enter the Serial Number and MAC address into a database. At that point a DHCP reservation is made for the MAC address and the firewall is put on a shelf until needed.
When needed, the PIX is installed and powered up. The tech can then trigger an event to automatically push a configuration down (from outside) into the PIX eliminating as much operator error as possible.
The problem: The PIX does not come out of the box with SSH configured from the outside. Is there anyway to work around this? Presently, I am down to configuring SSH for outside, setting the domain-name and generating the RSA keys. I really need to eliminate even this amount of manual intervention.