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Unable to ping to public addresses from inside the firewall

We use a Cisco PIX firewall. But strangely, I am not able to ping to any of the public ip address from inside the firwall! ( This includes my own router which is on the outside of the pix and has a valid IP.

To my knowledge there is no restricting icmp traffic from inside.

Anyidea what can cause this? I want the inside users to be able to ping any outside address but not the vice versa.

Shakthi...

Thanks

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Re: Unable to ping to public addresses from inside the firewall

By default, icmp echo-requests are permitted outbound through the firewall to your perimeter router, but, also by default, the echo-replies are not permitted.

Consequently, if you have an ACL applied to your outside interface, then add an entry permitting echo-replies.

i.e.

access-list acl_outside permit icmp any any echo-reply

access-group acl_outside in interface outside

Jeff

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