MARS communicating w/ IPS via SSL/TLS

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Aug 1st, 2008

testing connectivity after adding a IPS 4240 to the Mars gives an error: PN-0001:PnLogger message map not initialized. This seems to have an issue with the setup of communication using https, but I can https to the IPS from other stations.

Correct Answer by Farrukh Haroon about 8 years 6 months ago

If your sensor is 6.1 then this is a cosmetic issue. 6.1 is not officially supported. Have a look at this thread:

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Farrukh Haroon Fri, 08/01/2008 - 11:51

Try adding the trusted key of the MARS in IPS. Make sure MARS is added in the access-list of permitted IPs on the sensor (a simple way to test this is to ping the sensor from the MARS cli).



Farrukh Haroon Fri, 08/01/2008 - 11:58

Double check your login credentials entered in MARS, check the ACL, try deleting and re-adding the sensor in MARS.



f.yarnell Fri, 08/01/2008 - 12:07

I have tested the login credentials by logging into the IDM successfully from my laptop.

The ACL has the MARS IP address specifically allowed.

I have already deleted and re-added the device.

From the CLI of the MARS:

[pnadmin]$ telnet 443


Connected to

Escape character is 'off'.

This then will timeout. But it appears the connection occurs.

thanks in advance for your assistance.

Farrukh Haroon Fri, 08/01/2008 - 12:22

Do one thing, just simply ignore the 'test connectivity' bit and let the IPS sensor be added to MARS. Then see if you receive events from it.




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