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PIX and Dynamic Caching Server

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Dec 27th, 2005
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Hello all,

I am fairly new to the PIX admin team but have what seems to be a strange problem. Our PIXs are setup to perform an explicit deny to all WWW traffic from our retail stores minus exceptions. We had a rule to allow our pharmacies to visit The Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) but over the last few weeks the rule no longer works. If you perform a lookup on www.cdc.gov, it responds with a DCS address (*.mirror-image.net). How can I create a rule on the PIX using this information which will allow http traffic to www.cdc.gov?

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jackko Tue, 12/27/2005 - 15:25
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without a third party web filter software, such as websense, pix can only filter the traffic with ip address.

i did a nslookup:

Name: prpx.service.mirror-image.net


Aliases: www.cdc.gov

i guess the acl should be look like:

access-list outbound permit tcp any host eq 80

access-list outbound deny tcp any any eq 80

access-list outbound

robert.leon Wed, 12/28/2005 - 07:59
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There lies the problem...

While the lookup returns that IP, the DCS does not necessarily respond and forward the HTTP request. I figured as much that we'd have to use a content filtering solution such as Websense or Fortinet.

Thanks for the response Jackko


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