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Posted on 2003-03-12
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I have the follwoing configuration on the IDS which is installed in catalyst 6509(10.0.0.4). I can not ping the IDS (204.142.253.99) from any machine including CSPM (204.142.253.99). Another peice of information that may be helpful is that my cSPM fails to detect teh catalyst switch when try inclding it as an enforcement point.

IDS# show config
Using 47796224 out of 267702272 bytes of available memory
!
Using 452034560 out of 4211310592 bytes of available disk space
!
Sensor version is : 3.0(1)S4
!
Sensor application status:
nr.postofficed       running
nr.fileXferd         running
nr.loggerd           running
nr.packetd           running
nr.sapd              running

Configuration last modified Wed Mar 12 11:52:10 2003

Sensor:
IP Address:                 204.142.253.99
Netmask:                    255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:            204.142.253.254
Host Name:                  IDS
Host ID:                    99
Host Port:                  45000
Organization Name:          ECC
Organization ID:            100

Director:
IP Address:                 204.142.253.98
Host Name:                  CSPM
Host ID:                    98
Host Port:                  45000
Heart Beat Interval (secs): 5
Organization Name:          ECC
Organization ID:            100
Direct Telnet access to IDSM: enabled
Current access list entries:
   [1] 204.142.253.98
   [2] 204.142.253.55
   [3] 204.142.253.55 0.0.0.0
   [4] 204.142.253.227

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PaulBobby earned 300 total points
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Few things

1. Open a TAC case
2. Post this question in the Cisco NetPRO forum: http://forums.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Ddisplay_messages%26mode%3Dnew%26location%3D.ee6e1fc

3. Your network working? Can you ping your gateway from the Catalyst switch?

You mentioned the switch is 10.0.0.4, and yet the Postoffice settings on the switch show the IP as 204.142.253.99. Which one is correct?

I use plain old sensors myself, but if the postoffice settings, for the IP, are different than the real IP address assigned to the switch... guess which one actually applies.

Yep the switch IP address.
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by:net-geek
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Thanks for your advice, Actually the problem was that the sesor command and control port was not configured to be in the same vlan as CSPM. Connectivity is fine now.

Since you did not give me an answer and I dont need one any more, so I wud give u the points.

Anyways, would you know if there is a good tutorial on CSPM.i m new to CSPM and need some study material to get started.

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