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PIX, clear xlate & clear ARP

what state is the PIX in after issuing the following commands:

clear xlate

clear arp

This PIX is in production with multiple interfaces.

Thanks,

Guest

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Re: PIX, clear xlate & clear ARP

Guest,

Well, what happens is that the PIX dumps the entire stateful inspection table (knowledge of every TCP/UDP connection through the PIX). This requires that every connection be reset, and re-initiated. If users are authenticated through the PIX they may have to be reauthenticated, and re-create their session.

The Clear arp command, dumps the ARP Cache, which forces the PIX to ARP for every device that is on the Local LAN and requires communication through/with the PIX.

Although this disruption *should* only last a few seconds, it could also cause widespread network unrest, and result in some interesting phone calls.

Hope that helps

-Bryan

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