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Cisco Lab buildup

I have been spending the majority of my time just reading over Cisco Press books, and taking practice tests.  I have been wanting to get my lab back in running condition as well as add new components to assist in my security goals.  With the latest edition of the Digi CM 32 Console Terminal it now makes it much easier to access all my equipment via the console.  Before I would have to go into the closet and connect my laptop directly into...

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Upgrading Cisco PIX 515E IOS and ASDM

Today I wanted to upgrade my PIX 515E to the most recent version available for the hardware.  I have been running PIX IOS version 7.2(3) and ASDM version 5.2(3).  Visiting Cisco’s website I found I could download version 8.0(4)28 for the IOS and 6.1(5)51 would be needed as my 5.2(3) version would no longer work once I upgraded the PIX. The upgrade process is easy using either the CLI or ASDM.  I was unable to copy the image.bin file...

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Setup Cisco VPN via ASDM on PIX 515E

Setting up VPN on a PIX 515E is a straightforward process when using ASDM, and it is not much more difficult to do within the CLI either.  I will take you through all the steps needed to configure a working VPN solution on your firewall as well as post an example of the config at the end. First you need to open ASDM from your desktop computer and connect to your firewall.             We will be configuring a...

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IPSec VPN with the PIX 515e

I have now setup VPN on my PIX 515e and I am able to make connections and get my assigned IP address from the VPN DHCP pool.  The only issue I am finding is I am unable to Remote Desktop over port 3389 to an internal computer behind the PIX firewall.  Remote Desktop works if I am local, so there isn’t an issue with the PC I am trying to connect to, it has to be something on the PIX side.  I will have to do further research in order...

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PIX515e via PPPoe

Today I was able to configure the PIX 515e firewall to use PPPoE, which allowed me to forgo using the Cisco 2611 router in front of it.  The commands to setup PPPoE are fairly straight forward on the PIX. vpdn group pppoe request dialout pppoe vpdn group pppoe localname USERNAME vpdn group pppoe ppp authentication chap vpdn username USERNAME password ********* and for the eth0/0 interface interface Ethernet0 nameif outside security-level 0...

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