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Newbie Need Some Help with configuring Cisco PIX

Posted on 2007-10-15
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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

ID: 20081280

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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ID: 20081764
What version PIX OS? ver 7.x and above only have a feature to send syslog messages via snmp.

Author Comment

ID: 20081813
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

ID: 20081897
Like harbor235 noted, setup a syslog server like kiwi  http://www.kiwisyslog.com
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

ID: 20086252
I looked all over "kiwisyslog.com" 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

lrmoore earned 2000 total points
ID: 20086503
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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