Port Forwarding on the Cisco PIX 501

Posted on 2004-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Can anyone tell me the command(s) to enable port forwarding on the Cisco PIX 501?  While Googling, I'm getting conflicting suggestions.


Question by:meade470
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    There are two things you need to enable.
    1) static port map from outside IP to inside IP + port, i.e.
        static (inside,outside) tcp <public ip> http <private ip> http netmask
                                                              ^^ port               ^^ port
    2) access-list entry to permit packets inbound to that public IP/port:
        access-list outside_in permit tcp any host <public ip> eq http
    NOTE: "host <public ip>" can be replaced with "interface outside" if you only have 6.3(x)
    Apply the access-list:
       access-group outside_in in interface outside

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    Thanks, lrmoore!  Your help is always greatly appreciated!


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