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network connectivity on a PIX 515E

Hello, I'm having serious issues getting a PIX 515E seen on the network to perform a password recovery. I set the address, gateway, and server address. Setup the tftp server, but iI cannot ping the device. Any sugestions?

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

Have you looked at the following procedure to do this:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_password_recovery09186a008009478b.shtml

I've had issues with this when trying to use any interface other then interface 0 for password recovery. Are you trying to use interface 0?

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

yes, I'm trying interface 0, all ping requests time out. Also yes, I am trying to use that procedure, but until i can connect........ nothing doing

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

Interesting, I just pulled one of my old 525's down and tried this with the same result you seem to be getting. I ended up having to not specify a gateway address to get this to work. After configuring the interface, address, server, and file on the PIX I was only able to ping from my PIX to the tftp server and not the other way around...

My configuration (FYI):

tftp server address 192.168.98.130

PIX interface 0 address 192.168.98.131

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

Adam, i configure

interface 0 to 192.168.70.200

gateway 0.0.0.0

server 192.168.42.41

i cannot ping to or from it but it tries to read np63.bin from tftp server. Though i get the message: cannot read specified file each time it tries to connect............any suggestions?

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

Since you cannot specify a subnet mask the PIX will assume a classful network mask for you. In your case it will be 255.255.255.0 (192.x.x.x = Class C). So using an interface IP of 192.168.70.x and a server IP of 192.168.42.x you would have to use a default gateway. What I would recommend trying is installing a tftp server, like pumpkin, on a laptop or PC and plugging directly into your PIX, interface 0, and configuring your two devices to be in the same subnet.

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

Adam, I have setup a laptop using the same config as you did but I keep getting the same errors."TFTP Failed (return:-10 arg:0x2)" in Hyperterminal, and "Could not open requested file for reading" on the TFTP Server.

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

At this point I can only guess that maybe it's a permissions issue on the np63.bin file itself. Can you verify that your TFTP server has read access to this file?

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Re: network connectivity on a PIX 515E

Adam, I just got it.For some reason i tried another tftp server and it worked. Though I couldn't ping to or from (very strange). But I can't thank you enough for all you suggestions and help.

Larry

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