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PIX, clear xlate & clear ARP

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bosoro Wed, 12/04/2002 - 14:33
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Well, what happens is that the PIX dumps the entire stateful inspection table (knowledge of every TCP/UDP connection through the PIX). This requires that every connection be reset, and re-initiated. If users are authenticated through the PIX they may have to be reauthenticated, and re-create their session.


The Clear arp command, dumps the ARP Cache, which forces the PIX to ARP for every device that is on the Local LAN and requires communication through/with the PIX.


Although this disruption *should* only last a few seconds, it could also cause widespread network unrest, and result in some interesting phone calls.



Hope that helps


-Bryan




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