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Cisco PIX 501 firewall

by tylersmiller / February 28, 2009 8:51 AM PST

Today, I acquired a used Cisco PIX 501 firewall. The product has been discontinued and I cannot find much on how to set this thing up? I have never used one of these before, but want to give it a chance. It has a Console and 0 ethernet plugs...what are those for? What goes where for connections and how do I configure it?

Any help would be loved very much!


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Two things . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 1, 2009 9:18 AM PST
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PIX 501
by bkirby / April 6, 2009 12:38 PM PDT
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Do you still need help with the Cisco PIX 501?

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nah, but thanks!
by tylersmiller / April 6, 2009 12:45 PM PDT
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it was just something to play around and test with. not using it for real networking

thanks though!

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by bkirby / April 6, 2009 1:07 PM PDT
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That's fine. The devive is a good SOHO firewall as I've setup a few IPSec VPN Site-to-Site tunnels and numerous other configs with it. SonicWall's are a bit more friendly, but the 501's are a stable firewall for the small office.

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Cisco Pix 501 configuration - adding a new IP address
by noviceWinner / June 1, 2009 2:29 PM PDT
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I had an existing Cisco Pix 501 but I do not know how to add a particular IP address to the router - to allow it to access the network - and I wish to confirm if the following commands are all that I need.

Source IP:
Destination IP:
Protocol Type: TCP & UDP
Port Number: 80

access-list inbound permit tcp any host eq www
access-list inbound permit tcp any host eq 53
access-list inbound permit udp any host eq 53
access-group inbound in interface outside
static (inside,outside) netmask 0 0

Would greatly appreciate if someone will enlighten me.



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PIX 501 to PIX 501 bridge via Internet
by couturea / March 16, 2010 2:57 AM PDT
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We have 2 internet server with each 1 PIX 501 in front.
One server host a DB and the other a JBOSS application.

Since we added a PIX 501 in front of each we have been experiencing huge impact in performances.

Is there a quick and easy way to have the 2 PIX talking to each other in a more efficient way?

For the purpose of description here are the configs;

DB PIX 501 "outside" IP, and translating outside-inside via NAT (i think)

APP PIX 501 "outside" IP and translating outside-inside via NAT (i think)

The port the APP SERVER need to access on the DB SERVER is 1234

Thanks in advance
PS: I can give more info as required.

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