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PAT problem

I have created a new network, as a first step in separating part of our orginisation. the new network is separated by a pix 515e 6.3(1) [the inside of the firewall is on the new network]. My problem is that during the split the users within the new network(DHCP addressed from local server) need to logon to the original NT4 domain structure through the firewall, I have been able to get them to logon using NAT (pool) addresses but not when I try to PAT (same inteface) them.

My questions are:

i. is it possible for domain login using PAT (if so how?)

ii. if I cant PAT are there any known problems that i may encounter (apart from name resolution) using DHCP and NAT pool and not having everything static.

Many thanks for any thoughts gratefully recieved.

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Re: PAT problem

Is the WINS and DNS servers sitting across the firewall? I assume so because you alluded to the NT4 domain structure being accessed via the firewall. I don't believe that PAT would work as all users will be seen as coming from a single ip address and if wins is sitting across the firewall too, then all workstations will have registered with the same ip address. I would continue to use NAT or bypass nat for win domain authentication by using the nat (inside) 0 access-list command, where the acl would refer to connections to the nt4 domain structure.

If you are using nat as part of a security policy, I would recommend that ipsec be used between the firewall and nt domiain network to further protect the traffic, as it provides much better security than address translation.

I hope this helps. Ed Hirsel

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Re: PAT problem

Thanks for input, I decided to make some changes so that i just used NAT and was able to remove the need to use PAT. regards. sean.

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