Java SE 6 update 13 (& 12) breaks PDM of PIX 515E

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Mar 27th, 2009
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With the newest Java SE 6 update 13 (& 12 as well), PDM from the PIX 515E (PIX version 6.3(5), PDM version 3.0(4)) can't be launched (ie the PDM window can't display), and this whether I use Firefox 3.0.7 or IE 7.0.5730.13.


I'm very very certain it's a problem of Java because after I install JRE 1.3.1_08, PDM succeeds to appear. Anyone knows what to do?


OK, I'm sure somebody would jump in and say "It's a problem in Java, not that of Cisco". Then in Java's forum, someone would say "Hey, that's a problem in Cisco, not Java's". And we, as final users, would really get lost ....

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ldardon Thu, 04/02/2009 - 15:07
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If Browser cannot access PDM then check that you are using “https” in your connection to “https://pix_inside_interface_ip_address” and not “http.” The connection cannot be made using “http,” it must be “https.”


digisridhar Fri, 04/03/2009 - 03:17
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Hi,

It is best to work with the least version of Java or as recommended for the version of PDM. Else we can ran into issue as u face. The Newer the version, more problems we face ( From my experience). Each software like ASDM for ASA, CSM etc needs a specific version to work!!!


Regards

Sridhar

fmt_cisco Fri, 04/03/2009 - 03:47
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Yes, of course. Everybody knows this. But what about Cisco's engineers do a better work and follow the standard in the first place?


I've got some applet written for 1.3 and is still working.


Or are we supposed to have a computer only contains THE JRE version it needs to display Cisco PDM? This is getting ridiculous as we will need a lot of computers.

fmt_cisco Fri, 04/03/2009 - 03:21
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Yes, of course I'm using HTTPS.


It seems like you think I'm stupid...


If I use HTTP, how on earth could I get older versions of JRE to work? Think of this.

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