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can't ping on a monitor mode


I'd like to upgrade pix ios on a monitor mode. I've entered the address , server ... i can't ping the server from the pix.The server and pix were first connected to a switch, i tried to connect it directly to a pc but still the same


Re: can't ping on a monitor mode

Hi . make sure you follow this procedure step by step ..?

The following steps describe how to upgrade the PIX Firewall using monitor mode:

Step 1 Download the binary software image file pixnnx.bin, where nn is the

version number and x is the release number (which you can find at in the document ?Cisco PIX Firewall Upgrading Feature

Licenses and System Software?). Place the image file in the root of your

TFTP server.

Step 2 Reload the PIX Firewall, and press the Esc key (or enter a BREAK

character) to enter monitor mode. For PIX devices running Version 5.0

and earlier, a boothelper disk is required. (See the section ?Creating a

Boothelper Disk Using a Windows PC? later in this chapter.)

Step 3 Use the interface command to specify out of which PIX Firewall

interface the TFTP server is connected. The default is interface 1

(inside). The Cisco PIX Firewall cannot initialize a Gigabit Ethernet

interface from monitor or boothelper mode. Use a Fast Ethernet or

Token Ring interface instead.

Step 4 Use the address command followed by an IP address to specify the PIX

Firewall interface IP address.

Step 5 Use the server command followed by an IP address to specify the TFTP

server?s IP address.

Step 6 Use the file command followed by the filename of the image on the

TFTP server to specify the filename of the Cisco PIX Firewall image.

Step 7 Use the ping command followed by the IP address of the TFTP server

to verify connectivity. (This is an optional but recommended command

to test connectivity.)

NOTE Under no circumstances must you ever download a Cisco PIX Firewall image

earlier than Version 4.4 with TFTP. Doing so corrupts the Cisco PIX Firewall Flash

memory unit and requires special recovery methods that must be obtained from the Cisco

Technical Assistance Center (TAC).

Upgrading the Operating System Using the copy tftp flash Command 83

Step 8 If needed, enter the gateway command to specify the IP address of a

router gateway through which the server is accessible. (This is also an

optional command.)

Step 9 Enter tftp to start downloading the image from the TFTP server.

Step 10 After the image downloads, you are prompted to install the new image.

Enter y to install the image to Flash.

Step 11 When prompted to enter a new activation key, enter y if you want to

enter a new activation key or n to keep your existing activation key.

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

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Re: can't ping on a monitor mode


Thanks, on the step 3,i've tried interface inside and interface e1 but not interface 1.

Thanks a lot