Firewall user limit

Posted on 2011-05-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a 10 user limit on a PIX 501, and was wondering how it tracks the limit?  By MAC?  IP?

Also, what happens if you put a NAT router before the Firewall?  Does all NAT'd traffic passed to the PIX only show as 1 user, or is it smart enough to know better?
Question by:B1izzard
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MikeKane earned 2000 total points
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It will track 10 XLATEs from internal hosts going outbound.   The 11th attempt to get an XLATE to go outbound would be denied and dropped.  
See this for more detailed info: https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2015215

I suppose placing a NAT device in front of the PIX would so what you indicated, letting the PIX think there is only 1 host.


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