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PIX 506E PDM issues

Hi all,

I am starting a new job, and one thing that needs to be done asap is to set up a PIX 506E firewall.

I admit it has been some time since configuring a PIX, so i thought i would use the GUI to enter the basics (needs to be just up and running asap), and come back to it after in CLI mode and do it properly.

I have set the inside IP to 192.168.0.50 to configure it, and have set an attached PC to 0.51 and connected it to the inside port.

When i go to configure it (punching https://192.168.0.50 into my web browser), it gets to the log on screen, i can log on ok, but then throws up an error when trying to load PDM V4.1: 'Cisco PDM 4.0 for FWSM does not work on the PIX. Please install Cisco PDM 3.0 on your PIX'

As i understand it, the 506E has PDM V3.0 designed for it? Is there a way around this issue? I do know the firewall was in use previously with this IOS and PDM.

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New Member

Re: PIX 506E PDM issues

According to the documentation:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/fwsm/fwsm23/pdm41/configuration/guide/pdm40CH1.html

The PIX indeed does not support 4.1

Is there a reason you don't want to install PDM 3 on the PIX? Should be a fairly easy TFTP to the device

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/pix/pix63/pdm30/installation/guide/pdm30CH2.html

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Re: PIX 506E PDM issues

I am just assessing the PIX at the moment, i have not added or removed anything from it. if it needs fixing though, i will certainly do it.

I am not sure how 4.1 got onto it, but the IOS is 6.3(5):

pixfirewall# sh ru
: Saved
:
PIX Version 6.3(5)
interface ethernet0 auto
interface ethernet1 auto

So should be good to load PDM V3.0 into it?

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Re: PIX 506E PDM issues

Also, am i able to download PDM V3.0?

New Member

Re: PIX 506E PDM issues

PDM 3.04 should be the one to run, to download it, use the link below (assuming you have permissions for your account for SW downloads)

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Software/Tablebuild/doftp.pl?ftpfile=cisco/ciscosecure/pix/pdm-304.bin&app=Tablebuild&status=showC2A

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