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PIX 506e problem with FTP external access


I try to configure the PIX today and all running correctly but I need to accede from outsite to inside via ftp and is imposible, return me some error.

The configuration is basic:

BCN-ROU-WAN1# sh run

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PIX Version 6.3(5)

interface ethernet0 auto

interface ethernet1 auto

nameif ethernet0 outside security0

nameif ethernet1 inside security100

enable password xxx encrypted

passwd xxx encrypted

hostname BCN-ROU-WAN1


clock timezone CEST 1

clock summer-time CEDT recurring last Sun Mar 2:00 last Sun Oct 3:00

fixup protocol dns maximum-length 512

fixup protocol ftp 21

fixup protocol h323 h225 1720

fixup protocol h323 ras 1718-1719

fixup protocol http 80

fixup protocol rsh 514

fixup protocol rtsp 554

fixup protocol sip 5060

fixup protocol sip udp 5060

fixup protocol skinny 2000

fixup protocol smtp 25

fixup protocol sqlnet 1521

fixup protocol tftp 69


access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any eq ftp any eq ftp

pager lines 24

icmp permit any outside

mtu outside 1500

mtu inside 1500

ip address outside

ip address inside

ip audit info action alarm

ip audit attack action alarm

pdm location inside

pdm location inside

pdm logging informational 100

pdm history enable

arp timeout 14400

global (outside) 1 interface

nat (inside) 1 0 0

static (inside,outside) tcp ftp ftp netmask 0 0

access-group outside_access_in in interface outside

route outside 1

timeout xlate 0:05:00

timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 rpc 0:10:00 h225 1:00:00

timeout h323 0:05:00 mgcp 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00

timeout sip-disconnect 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00

timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute

aaa-server TACACS+ protocol tacacs+

aaa-server TACACS+ max-failed-attempts 3

aaa-server TACACS+ deadtime 10

aaa-server RADIUS protocol radius

aaa-server RADIUS max-failed-attempts 3

aaa-server RADIUS deadtime 10

aaa-server LOCAL protocol local

aaa authentication telnet console LOCAL

ntp server source outside prefer

http server enable

http inside

no snmp-server location

no snmp-server contact

snmp-server community public

no snmp-server enable traps

floodguard enable

telnet inside

telnet timeout 5

ssh timeout 5

console timeout 0

dhcpd dns

dhcpd lease 3600

dhcpd ping_timeout 750

dhcpd auto_config outside

username xxxx password xxxxx

privilege 15

terminal width 80

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Please can somebody help me with this problem?

Thanks a lot,



Re: PIX 506e problem with FTP external access

the issue maybe related to the acl, "access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any eq ftp any eq ftp"

the reason being that the source port will be a random port (usually >1023).

modify the acl without specifying the source port.


access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any host xx.xx.62.98 eq ftp

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Re: PIX 506e problem with FTP external access

hello jackko,

Thanks a lot for your support. The reason is this.

I change it and running without any problem.

Thanks again,



Re: PIX 506e problem with FTP external access

it's good to learn that your issue has been resolved.

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