Wednesday, December 12, 2007

PIX Firewall - Basic configuration

Hi friends,

This article gives the basic configuration steps of Cisco PIX firewall series.The pix firewall is the hardware device known for delivering robust user and application policy enforcement, multivector attack protection, and secure connectivity services in cost-effective, easy-to-deploy solutions.

Setting hostname:
hostname pixfirewall

Setting Domainname:

setting the interface speed:
interface ethernet0 100full
interface ethernet1 100full

Naming the interface:
nameif ethernet0 outside security0
nameif ethernet1 inside security100

Setting the logging:
logging on

configuring interface:
ip address outside
ip address inside

configuring NAT:
nat (inside) 1 0 0
global (outside) 1 netmask
global (outside) 1 netmask

enabling telnet :
telnet inside
telnet outside
telnet timeout 15

Setting the Telnet password:

Configuring access-list:
access-list 100 permit icmp any any
access-list 100 permit tcp any any eq www
access-list 100 permit tcp any any eq ftp
access-list 100 permit tcp any any eq ftp-data
access-list 100 permit tcp any any eq smtp
access-list 100 permit tcp any
access-list 100 permit tcp host any
access-group 100 in interface outside

Setting the Route for packet transfer:
route outside 1

saving the changes to the flash memory:
write memory

configuring the PDM:
setup - enter the related details.


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