Riverbed through a PIX

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Mar 12th, 2010
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Hi, does anyone know what's needed to allow a

Riverbed Steelhead to communicate with it's pa

rtner through a PIX running OS 6.3(5).

The tcp-map command for tcp option

76 isn't available as in OS 7.0(1) and above


Is it possible at all ?

Many thanks in advance,


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sean_evershed Fri, 03/19/2010 - 04:04
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You could write an in-path rule so that any traffic destined for the Riverbed behind the PIX is not optimised.

However if you do that you end up crippling the major functionality of the Riverbed.

Philip Brown Fri, 03/19/2010 - 06:24
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Hi Sean,  well, we've

already tried that. It allowed the two Riverbeds to communic

ate with each other, after adding in/outbound rules on the P

IX, but as you say, traffic optimiza

tion didn't work. It's now been decided to place the

Riverbed on the Internet side of the PIX.

Many thanks,



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