weird pix issue
Posted on 2009-04-05
I had a pix firewall operating in a live environment till everybody reported that things are down .. when i consoled into the pix, running config was fine and all static routes were already there ... all interfaces were up/up ... But this is what was weird .. If i would ping to any directly connected interface of the pix (whether that be the router on its inside or its pix's gateway i.P) it would straight away come up with ????? ...Usually it tries and waits and goes slowly, ? then in a couple of seconds, ? and so on ... but this time it displayed all 5 question marks ????? in 1 sec as if its not even trying to attempt to ping ....
I had to restart the pix to get over this issue ... but i mean can somebody tell me if there is anything with the pix firewalls in general like this...was this some kind of a DOS attack ? what was it !