PIX 6.2 Standby (Failed) message

Posted on 2003-02-24
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Please find show failover output. I am being shown standby (failed). what does it mean?
Pix-Admin1(config)# sh fail
failover On
Cable status: Normal
Reconnect timeout 0:00:00
Poll frequency 15 seconds
  This host: Secondary - Active
       Active time: 2910 (sec)
       Interface statefailover ( Normal (Waiting)
  Other host: Primary - Standby (Failed)
       Active time: 238050 (sec)
       Interface statefailover ( Normal

Users can access the inernet, as one of the firewalls is up. what could be wrong with the second one?
I can successfully ping the standby unit.

Second questios is, how do I analyse traffic using fixup commands. I have the follwoing commands configured on the PIX:
fixup protocol ftp 21
fixup protocol http 80
fixup protocol h323 h225 1720
fixup protocol h323 ras 1718-1719
fixup protocol ils 389
fixup protocol rsh 514
fixup protocol rtsp 554
fixup protocol smtp 25
fixup protocol sqlnet 1521
fixup protocol sip 5060
fixup protocol skinny 2000

How do I use them to analyze traffic or how do I know what is teh advantage of having these commands?
Question by:net-geek
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>Other host: Primary - Standby (Failed)

This is saying that the reason it is in Standby vs Active status is due to a failure of some type. This could have been a forced failover. Since the other one has only been active for 48 minutes, it had to have been something very recent.

Monitoring the firewall:

You can't really analyze traffice using the fixups, but they have a very specific purpose:


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