PIX 506E

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Jun 10th, 2009

I Have a pix 506e that i couldn't log into this morning.I had a user restart it for me while i did a ping t on it,the ping of the ip address of the item went away and the ip address of the proxy server comes up now.What would cause this

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Correct Answer by murabi about 7 years 5 months ago

the pings from the hosts or routers to the PIX Firewall interfaces are not successful, check the debug messages, which should have displayed on the console. Successful ping debug messages appear as in this example.

ICMP echo reply (len 32 id 1 seq 256) 209.165.201.1 > 209.165.201.2

ICMP echo request (len 32 id 1 seq 512) 209.165.201.2 > 209.165.201.1

Both the request and reply statements should appear, which shows that the PIX Firewall and the host responded. If none of these messages appeared while pinging the interfaces, then there is a routing problem between the host or router and the PIX Firewall that caused the ping (ICMP) packets to never arrive at the PIX Firewall.

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murabi Tue, 06/16/2009 - 10:50

the pings from the hosts or routers to the PIX Firewall interfaces are not successful, check the debug messages, which should have displayed on the console. Successful ping debug messages appear as in this example.

ICMP echo reply (len 32 id 1 seq 256) 209.165.201.1 > 209.165.201.2

ICMP echo request (len 32 id 1 seq 512) 209.165.201.2 > 209.165.201.1

Both the request and reply statements should appear, which shows that the PIX Firewall and the host responded. If none of these messages appeared while pinging the interfaces, then there is a routing problem between the host or router and the PIX Firewall that caused the ping (ICMP) packets to never arrive at the PIX Firewall.

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