Configuration

Fun with PIX, Part Deux

After getting my PIX to boot in my previous post, I decided to run through the password recovery procedures.

What you’ll need:

  • PIX recovery images (availble from either the Cisco site individually or here in one ZIP file)
  • PIX firewall software version
  • TFTP server software (I used the TFTP server included in the PacketTrap pt360 Suite in this exercise)
  • Terminal Emulator (I typically use PuTTY)

Steps:

  1. Connect Ethernet 0 on the PIX to your local LAN.
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How Window Autotuning breaks with Check Point SmartDefense

All That’s Unholy with Check Point SmartDefense

A few months ago, I ran into a problem when copying large files between two tiers of a network in one of our datacenters. I was doing a hardware upgrade on some Hyper-V hosts in a DMZ and was copying the images to a backup server while I swapped out hardware components in the Hyper-V hosts.… [ Continue reading ]