Newbie Need Some Help with configuring Cisco PIX

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I am trying to setup my cisco pix 515e to send email alerts to members of my helpdesk whenever there is an attempted intrusion.
I am a newbie to cisco , so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:AC-IS
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    Expert Comment


    Send the messages to a syslog server, You can then develop scripts or use some open source program
    to send the emails.

    Pix does not send alerts to email addresses

    harbor235 :}
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    Expert Comment

    What version PIX OS? ver 7.x and above only have a feature to send syslog messages via snmp.

    Author Comment

    It is running 6.3(5). Is there any other way to get the PIX to send alerts? 3rd Party or otherwise.
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    Expert Comment

    Like harbor235 noted, setup a syslog server like kiwi
    export all syslogging to the kiwi server, and have kiwi send email alerts, filtered on those alerts that you want to trigger an email..


    Author Comment

    I looked all over "" site, and found no information on how to install or configure this logger. Also is there anything special i need to setup in the PIX to allow it to send the log to the localhost?
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    Accepted Solution

    The syslog daemon is free. Download it, install it and read the help files. It's pretty simple to use.

    On the PIX, setup logging:

    logging on
    logging timestamp
    logging trap notification
    logging host inside  <== ip address of syslog host

    You can disable specific log messages when you see that you are getting too many of them in the logs and they don't really mean anything.

    no logging message 313001
    no logging message 710005
    no logging message 400010
    no logging message 400014
    no logging message 400015


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