connect outside from inside


I have pix 515 and I would like to, from my inside interface, connect to the outside interface. Example if a webserver sits in the dmz I can connect to it via from inside to dmz. I would like to simulate a user that is outside my network and connect through the internet. I would be going out the internet (outside interface) and back in (outside interface) I would like to do this for troubleshooting.


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You'll need to place a machine on the DMZ or somewhere on the internet. Router/Firewall services (NAT specifically) wont allow an internal user to access an internal resource by going out and back in an opened port on the external interface. The address translation confuses things when the source address and the destination machine for the forwarded port are on the same LAN. It wont work.

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Donnie4572Author Commented:
Thanks for reply.
ok. You are saying a host with a public ip address outside the pix would work. Right?
Yes. In order for the port forwarding you have setup to work, you need to be outside the LAN.
jrc4728 is correct - you cannot achieve this the way you wish.  If it is for testing (lab condition, then setup a private ip outside address, connect a switch and an outside pc in the range and test whatever you wish.  If its a live environment, bite your lip and get the modem out for some dialup fun!  connect to an ISP and get a public IP and then you can test your application
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