Pix Placement

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Jun 14th, 2008

My GW router is getting many IP spoofing and other attempts.My internet traffic suddenly goes up without any reason.

To tackle with i have get a pix 501.What must be the physical placement of the firewall. Should i place it behind my internet router (b/w internet router and LAN) or even before internet router to avoid unwanted traffic ?

I have this problem too.
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francisco_1 Sat, 06/14/2008 - 09:17

behind your internet router. by default the PIX will block any inbound connection and permit ip outbound.

internet GW --- PIX501-----LAN


munawar.zeeshan Sat, 06/14/2008 - 09:34


My internet bandwidth is being dropped on my router. if i use pix behind the router can i stop the illegal b/w usage ?

Please also qoute some idea of pix and router optimization config to avoid and save bandwidth usage


francisco_1 Sat, 06/14/2008 - 09:54


firstly, you will need to find out what is utilizing your internet bandwidth before you can stop.


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