Exchange 2000 configuration for Pix 506-e

Posted on 2003-11-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
This is my first Pixs install and I need to install it with our Exchange 2000 server. I need to know what lines to added to the default config file.
This would be the for e-mail and internet access.

The following info will be used.

Router address and

Pix address

Inside priv Ips thru

No Dhcp.
Could someone write out the lines with the following
information. I have tryed myself and we do not
get e-mail. Even with different combo of the above.
Any help would be great.
Thank you.
Question by:cannon12
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ID: 9744308
All you need to add is access for smtp

Assuming inside IP address of Exchange server:

Assuming you already have something like this:
ip address outside
ip address inside
global (outside) 10 interface
nat (inside) 10
# create static NAT port map to the server for port 25 smtp
static (inside,outside) tcp interface 25 netmask
# create access-list to permit smtp inbound
access-list inbound permit tcp any host eq smtp

# apply the access-list
access-group inbound in interface outside

# turn off fixup smtp
no fixup protocol smtp 25

badabing! You're in business....
Assuming, of course that you have the requisite MX record in your external DNS server...

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ID: 9774424
Are you still working on this? Can you update us with your status?


Author Comment

ID: 9775359

 Thank you very much for the information.  I am still working
on it.
When I try to enter this statement :
# create static NAT port map to the server for port 25 smtp
static (inside,outside) tcp interface 25 netmask
I get the following error   -  invalid local port netmask.

I have been trying to figure it out with no luck.
All other lines work fine.

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Expert Comment

ID: 9775844
My bad..
static (inside,outside) tcp interface 25 netmask
should be this:
static (inside,outside) tcp interface 25 25 netmask


Author Comment

ID: 9778904

static (inside,outside) tcp interface 25 netmask

Tryed that line and now I get the error message --

Invalid global port
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lrmoore earned 500 total points
ID: 9779001
You have to keep the port in BOTH places:

static (inside,outside) tcp interface 25 25 netmask
                                                     ^^                      ^^

Author Comment

ID: 9779496

 Thanks for the help.
 Will try the new config tonight.

Expert Comment

by:Salah Eddine ELMRABET
ID: 9796327
Hi cannon12
You maust to define the inside and outside addresses and i recommand that you do an open Static without ports and on the access-list you specifie what do you want to permit this will help you if you want to add some services on the same machine without adding a new static!
so here you find the correct syntax for static!!
static (inside,outside) mail_server_public_add mail_server_private_add netmask 0 0

and the access-list
access-list OUTSIDE permit tcp any host mail_server_public_add eq smtp

hope you luck

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