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pinging pix interfaces


For some reasons i don't know a client wants absolutely to ping pix interfaces.

I explain, from one interface of the pix he wants to ping through pix to to reach the other interface of the pix,

Or through a network ping the interface of pix not in regard with that network.

Is it possible cause i didn't find any document ?

and where can i find the related document ?


Cisco Employee

Re: pinging pix interfaces

The icmp command can permit or deny ICMP requests directly to a PIX interface. Check out the command reference here.

example usage:

icmp deny any echo-reply outside

Now about pinging an PIX interface from a different network (i.e. thru the PIX). It depends if there is an access list or conduit allow the request and reply.

New Member

Re: pinging pix interfaces

i have the same problem,(i need this feature to ping every interface of the pix from my inside Network management station)every config that was i trying was not working. maybe you can provide a working example configuration or tell me what is wrong in my example.



PIX Version 6.1(1)

nameif ethernet0 outside security0

nameif ethernet1 inside security100

access-list allow-all permit ip any any

ip address outside

ip address inside

global (outside) 1 interface

nat (inside) 1 0 0

access-group allow-all in interface outside

access-group allow-all in interface inside

icmp permit any outside

icmp permit any inside

New Member

Re: pinging pix interfaces

Try to use only this command for your needs:

icmp permit any any