Pix 515E - Inbound SMTP 106015 drops on outside interface

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We are currently running a Pix 515E 6.3(5), no failover mode. I am getting alot of drops on the outside interface on SMTP port. The error is 106015 Deny TCP (no connection) from IP_addr/port to IP_addr/port flags. I have researched the error and it appears that this is a malformed smtp packet that is getting discarded. Is this usual behaviour or is this something I should be looking at ?

I am dropping this traffic from a wide range of public IP's.

Any help would be appreciated.



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dkraut Thu, 10/02/2008 - 11:28
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Do you have fixup protocol smtp 25 enabled? If so, try disabling it as it has been known to cause a lot of trouble. >>

no fixup protocol smtp 25

suschoud Thu, 10/02/2008 - 12:27
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you can run this command during production hours.It just puts a lot of constraints on what smtp commands can pass through f/w.Removing these constraints ( fixup ) would not affect the mail flow.




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