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Accessing NAT addresses from inside pix 501

I have a pix 501. Currently I have a server inside the firewall that has a static NAT address and access-list defined for port 80. Users outside the network are able to access this ip fine.

However when other users inside the firewall attempt to access the web server using the PUBLIC NAT address, the server does not respond, and the ACL hit count does not increase.

Does the pix not allow traffic from inside to access outside addresses it has in it's static NAT table? Or am I simply missing an ACL?

Current IP Addresses:

ip address outside

ip address inside

static (inside,outside) netmask 0 )

access-list PERMIT_IN line 6 permit tcp any host eq 80 (hitcnt=


Other clients machines are using the following PAT:

global (outside) 1 interface

nat (inside) 1 0 0


Re: Accessing NAT addresses from inside pix 501

The PIX does not allow to connect from the inside network to the outside public IP !

You should use the internel private IP to access the Web Server.

If you use an internel DNS server then you could just simple configure your DNS Server the answer for the internel network with the internel IP.

If your DNS server is outside then you could work with DNS rewriting:

static (inside,outside) WebServerPublicIP WebServerPrivate dns



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