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PIX 501 authentication with LOCAL database

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Hi sirs,
Say I have a host behind a PIX 501 firewall; outside the PIX  there is a LAN:

LAN-----Router----PIX----HOST B

I will use PcAnywhere from a host (say HOST A)  on LAN to take control of HOST B.

I would like to perform authentication at the firewall, instead of doing it using Pc Anywhere.
Is it possible to do that WITHOUT using TACACS+ or RADIUS server ? I guess so, since these two should only be a solution for decentralizing database and administrative tasks. I was thinking about using the following command lines:

First: define users in the local DB with:
username <user> password <password> privilege <0-15>

Second:
aaa-server LOCAL protocol local
aaa authentication serial|telnet|ssh|http|enable console LOCAL (to enable authentication using local DB)


Am I wrong ? What would happen if I entered these aaa...lines ?

Thanks

Roberto

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by:lrmoore
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Nothing would happen, because you are making the PCAnywhere connection directly with HOST B, not with the firewall.
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by:minicuc
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Maybe I have been unclear, suppose NOT to use PC Anywhere, can I have authentication to access to HOST B happening at the firewall ? Are these the proper commands ?

Thanks
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Not unless you want to use a VPN to access host B. Then the authentication for the VPN can be local on the PIX, but then once you establish the VPN, you will STILL have to authenticate again on HOST B, depending on how you want to access it.

There is no method for the PIX to 'proxy' host authentication.
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by:minicuc
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While if I used an AAA server would it do the "proxy" authentication you talk about ?
Thanks in advance
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