pix 501

Posted on 2004-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
Well I'm back again and finish configuring the pix 501 and now I can ping the www from any host computer but I cant ping the host computers behind the pix (inside). be gentle I'm still new at this.
Question by:ramosen
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    If you are talking about a client outside the firewall trying to ping hosts on the inside...
    Generally, you can't. That's the whole reason for having a firewall in the first place.
    Can you be more specific about what you are trying to do?


    Author Comment

    Sorry, I have four servers on the inside of the firewall, connect to a cisco router on the outside of the pix. All servers can ping out through the pix and reach the internet. My problem lies within the servers trying to see each other or ping each other.
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    >My problem lies within the servers trying to see each other or ping each other.
    If they are all internal to the PIX, then you have something wrong with them, not the PIX. Are you running any type of firewall software on them?

    Author Comment

    Yes I am, webserver using W2k3 server intrerprise addition, DNS using W2k3, Managment using XPro.

    Expert Comment

    Are the servers on the same IP Range? If so the only thing that I can think of is that there is an inconsistency with their subnet masks and therefore they are trying to go to the default gateway (Most probably the PIX) and it is not allowing ICMP back to the same interface.

    Author Comment

    Thanks lrmoore your were the mark.

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