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Adding remarks to the PIX

Posted on 2006-07-07
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Hi,

Am working with a 525 Pix. Is there any way to add remarks to the config file (besides the ACL's) and it will show up doing a show run command ? Would like to add remarks to some of the nat lines.

Thank you
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by:lrmoore
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That depends.. what version PIX OS?
6.x gives you much more flexibility to add remarks in many places throughout the config using the PDM GUI
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Am using version 6.3. Remarks can only be done thru GUI ?  Not CLI ?
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Yes, you can use CLI:
  access-list <acl> remark <text whatever>

It appears that acls are about the only place after all where you can add remarks.

You can always save the config as a text file and edit the text to add comments for record and reference.
You can even use this "edited" file as a backup config as long as you put a "!" or "#" in front of each line of inserted text so that the pix will ignore it, but it still won't show up in the "show config"

In addition to the acl remarks, PIX 7.0 adds text Descriptions for interfaces, service groups, names, and some NAT rules
i.e.
 name <ip address> <NAME> description <text string>
interface Ethernet0
 nameif outside
 description <text string>
 object-group service <tag> tcp
  description <text>

 
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Thank you. I had done a little research on this, but had no success.
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