how to configure pdm on PIX 515E firewall

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May 3rd, 2006
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PIX 515E firewall is located at central location and i am accessing it from one remote location.I can access through SSH but i want to access it through web page. I am configuring it as

pdm location ip address subnet mask outside

http ip address subnet mask outside

But i still cannot access firewall through web page

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If you want to access the PIX PDM from a remote site then you’ll need to setup VPN access to the remote PIX/LAN and then you can access the PDM. SSH access is used to connect to the PIX for management instead of telnet (not secure).

Here’s a very good document on how to setup PDM access via VPN:

Hope this helps and please rate post if it does.


minimintu Wed, 05/03/2006 - 21:04
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there is 4mbps E1 line between central location(where PIX is placed)and remote location.Why i shd use VPN when i have fiber link?

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Fernando_Meza Wed, 05/03/2006 - 21:23
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please make sure you have the below requirements

PIX 515/515E 16 MB

PIX Firewall software Version 6.0 or higher.

You must have an activation (license) key that enables Data Encryption Standard (DES)

or the more secure 3DES, which PDM requires for support of the SSL protocol.

Your browser must have :

JavaScript and Java must be enabled. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, your

JDK version should be 1.1.4 or higher. To check which version you have, launch PDM.

When the PDM information window comes up, the field JDK Version indicates your

JDK version. If you have an older JDK version, you can get the latest JVM from

Microsoft by downloading the product called Virtual Machine.

■ Browser support for SSL must be enabled.

You should be able to connect to:


Fernando_Meza Wed, 05/03/2006 - 21:36
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Also I forgot teh below commadn which states which host is allowed access the PDM and to which interface .. note the pdm location command has nothing to do with allowing access to teh PDM GUI.

http ip_address [netmask] [if_name]

I hope it helps .. please rate it if it does !!!!

minimintu Thu, 05/04/2006 - 00:58
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i am not getting it...

can somebody tell me the configuration details of it

i have PIX 515E DMZ Bundle 64 MB

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minimintu Wed, 05/10/2006 - 03:40
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can somebody help me out in this context??????


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