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Internal websites outside firewall are slow

Posted on 2008-06-11
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For our security I'm going to be a little generic in this description. I just need to know what *might* be happening so I can look into it. Here's the deal...

We have a Cisco pix firewall and a 2900 XL switch outside of that firewall that connects a WAN to our location. A separate switch with multiple VLANS is also attached to the PIX. The issue is that access to web servers attached to the 2900 XL are painfully slow. If the web server is serving up only static HTML the speed is fine, but for the two web servers that hit a database to display content the speed is so bad it can 5 to 10 minutes to load the first and every page.

Here's the kicker. If these servers are accessed from outside system (ie, not coming from an internal VLAN) the speed is fine. What could be causing this issue?
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by:mabutterfield
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Have you checked speed / duplex on the interfaces of the Pix, and internal hosts?
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by:Stormspace
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Ok, Checked the ports and everything is set to auto and full duplex.
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have you checked the routing / NATing of connections between them?  

Also, have you tried other types of connections, such as ping, or file transfers to determine latency/throughput. (this may require loosening the rulebase temporarily.)

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by:Stormspace
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Hmm. I'll have to look into that. It's something I haven't had to do yet.
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We eventually had to replace the equipment. Part of the problem I feel was the Sys admin's use of a rogue bin file to reflash the PIX.
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