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Is my Cisco PIX 501 Wide open?

Posted on 2008-10-09
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So i have to replace my nice little dlink router/FW with a cisco PIX 501 (i need the VPN stuff)

I have installed it and everything appears to be working.

I took the default settings of the router getting it up and running.

My concern is i think i am running wide open.

When i look at the access rule, there is only one action and the allows traffice from any source to any source.

Am i understanding that correctly.

Do i need to do a deny everything rule from the outside and add the exceptions?

is the a nice set of default acceptions i can use?

thanks for any help

Randy
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by:Andres Perales
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By default your pix should deny everything coming in, that rule you see if to allow all out, from you internal network.
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so if shieldsup says all my ports are stealth I am ok?

thanks
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i am assuming that shieldup is a personal firewall installed on your computer?
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sorry, shields up is
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
i assumed it was a well known site
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Not sure about that site, try these
http://www.hackerwatch.org/probe/
http://www.auditmypc.com/
 
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