PIX Software Upgrade

I have a brand new PIX525 that shipped with 6.3(5). I need the ability for VPNs to communicate with other VPNs on the same PIX. I found out the hard way this is not supported with the 6.X code. I was told this functionality came with the 7.X software (I think the command is 'same-security-traffic permit intra-interface').

I am tring to decide what software to upgrade to. Should I shoot for 7.04 or 7.11. I know 7.04 has been around for a while longer than 7.11. I have confirmed with Cisco my config should be ready to go. Has anyone had any issues with 7.11 vs. 7.04? Does 7.11 address some problems with 7.04? Thanks for the help

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going a whole new version up (from 6 to 7) is bigger deal than just a rev upgrade (7.04 to 7.11).  If you are at all concerned, go to 7.04 for now, and bump to 7.11 later if you have problems, or need features it offers. But if 7.04 gives you the features you're looking for, and proves stable for you, then you're good for awhile.

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the command is

same-security-traffic permit intra-interface

you are correct

realize that cod 6.x and 7.0 and up are TOTALLY different codes.  the 6.x is a full Finesse Code OS, while the pix 7.0 and up code is Finess plus Cisco IOS code.  it is different and some commands that exist on 6.x do NOT exist on 7.0

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