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ping outside of pix

Is there a way you can configure the pix to

ping the outside interface? Not that you would

want to do it..

Thanks

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New Member

Re: ping outside of pix

Do you mean to open ICMP port so that you can ping through Firewall?

New Member

Re: ping outside of pix

Not ping through the firewall, but ping the outside

interface of the firewall.

Thanks

New Member

Re: ping outside of pix

When you ping the outside interface of the firewall, what error message do you get?

New Member

Re: ping outside of pix

icmp permit outside sou_net sou_subnet type_icmp

but is permitted by default ?!?!?

New Member

Re: ping outside of pix

I have been informed by my suppliers that it is a "feature" of the PIX firewall that it will only allow you to ping the interface that you are connected to e.g. inside and no other interface (I come from a router background and assumed you could do this - it took me a while to discover this).

There is no way that I know of that will let you do this. One way round it would be to connect to an external device (e.g. router) and try and ping backwards - as long as you access list allows icmp echo reply on that interface.

Hope this helps,

Neil.

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