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Question on IP spoof


Sometimes I get these messages in the log of our PIX525.

106016: Deny IP spoof from ( to on interface outside

106016: Deny IP spoof from ( to on interface outside

106016: Deny IP spoof from ( to on interface outside

These IP addresses are on the inside interface of the firewall. What exactly are the messages conveying?


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Re: Question on IP spoof

Message details are here:

Basically the PIX will automatically deny packets from invalid source addresses, of which is certainly one. The PIX is doing it's job and protecting your internal hosts.

If you really want to see what these packets are then you'd have to put a Sniffer on the outside segment and capture them. It may be legitimate traffic from an outside mis-configured host, but most likely it's something bogus. It's probably coming from something directly connected on the outside interface though, cause the 10.x.x.x addresses wouldn't be routed from your ISP to you.

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