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I am not able to access www.mydomain.com which points to the public ip assigned to the WAN interface of the PIX from inside the network.  How can i resolve this?
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by:lrmoore
ID: 16912436
You can't.
Assuming that you have a static nat mapping port 80 from the outside interface to an inside host, you have no choice except to resolve www.mydomain.com interanally to the private IP address.

Unless - your DNS server is located outside the pix and the dns request for www.mydomain.com passes through the firewall, then you can use "alias" or dns fixup.

static (inside,outside) tcp interface http 192.168.111.222 http dns netmask 255.255.255.255
                                                                                           ^^^

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by:andreacadia
ID: 16912474
Correction, mydomain.com points to an IP that has a one to one translation configured on the PIX, not the IP asssigned to the PIX WAN. The ip is static natted back to my webserver...
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by:lrmoore
ID: 16912512
Doesn't matter. Same issue.
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16912553
Can you clarify everything after "unless"
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by:lrmoore
ID: 16913305
What do your internal hosts use for their DNS server? Is it an internal server, or public server?
If it is internal, then you should resolve to the private IP address.
If it is an external dns server, the PIX will intercept the dns request and "doctor" the response to the real private IP address. This is done with "alias" command on previous versions, but with the "dns" keyword in the static xlate for the latest versions of PIX OS.
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16913344
so in your example above the "192.168.111.222" is internal hos that my static nat points to?  Also, would this require an accompany access list statement?

how would the static nat look if it was applied to an available ip and not the WAN interface IP?
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16913364
sorry, my hosts use dns servers provided by the ISP.
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by:lrmoore
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then try using the "dns" in the static as I demonstrated above
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static (inside,outside) tcp <external ip> http <internal ip> http dns netmask 255.255.255.255
access-list outside_in permit tcp any host <external ip> eq http
access-group outside_in in interface outside
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16952825
my existing static looks like this:

static (inside, outside) <public_ip> <private_ip> net mask 255.255.255.255 0 0
access-list in permit ip any host <public_ip>

where <public_ip> is not the IP assigned to PIX outside interface.

based on your last comment i should edit my config to look like this?:

static (inside, outside) <public_ip> <private_ip> DNS net mask 255.255.255.255 0 0


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by:lrmoore
ID: 16952878
Exactly..
except that "nat mask" is one word "netmask", and I think that "DNS" needs to be lowercase "dns"
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16953192
ok, i was just capitalzing "DNS" for emphasis..i will try this and let you know the result.
Thanks.
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16955196
the change above did not seem to have any effect..
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by:lrmoore
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Where is the DNS server physically in relation to the PIX FW?
Inside, or outside?
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by:lrmoore
ID: 16955218
Oh... did you flushdns from your client? It might have been in cache?
C:\>ipconfig/flushdns
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16956419
for most of the network the DNS servers are outside of the PIX as they use the ISP's DNS server.  There is an additional subnet behind the PIX (one hop from the PIX lan network) whose gateway gets Natted to the additional Public IP of the PIX. On this additional subnet, a windows domain exists with a single domain controller that is also a dns server.
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by:andreacadia
ID: 16956473
i tried flushing the dns cache to no avail.
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by:lrmoore
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What version PIX OS?
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by:lrmoore
ID: 17144240
Question asked was answered -
"you can't" is a perfectly acceptible answer.
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by:Keith Alabaster
ID: 17146582
Point taken and thanks for highlighting it. My error in not realising that the rest of thread was secondary.

Thanks
Keith
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