network connectivity on PIX 515E

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Jan 10th, 2008

I am trying to recover a password on a PIX 515e. I set the interface address, gateway address, server address, and cannot ping the server, cannot see it on the network, etc. I am at a loss. I've never had this problem before.

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mwall1 Thu, 01/10/2008 - 14:43

How many interfaces are there and which one are you plugged into? Can you ping anything from the PIX?

adam.sellhorn Thu, 01/10/2008 - 14:55

My 525 has 10 interfaces on it but I am only using interface 0 for the recovery. Once I have link to interface 0 then I issue the following commands:

monitor>interface 0



monitor>file test.bin

monitor>ping (success)


The ping, for me at least, only worked from PIX to my tftp server which was directly attached to interface 0 on the PIX (crossover cable). I did receive 20 percent packet loss during the ping which was interesting but the tftp was very fast... I could not ping the PIX from my tftp server. It also only worked if I issued the commands while the link was active.

Hope this helps.


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