Re: [fw-wiz] PIX 500 as ROUTER ONLY

From: Mikael Olsson (
Date: 11/17/03

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    To: Michael Leland <>
    Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 04:16:24 +0100

    Michael Leland wrote:
    > I have a PIX 500 that I want to use to connect two public IP networks.
    > I don't need to provide much security support, simply use it as a simple
    > router between subnets. Any ideas???

    AFAIK, the PIX software is pretty much specialized for firewalling.
    Trying to turn it into a router might not be possible.

    I suspect you could get it to work by cracking open the box, yanking
    the boot card (flash + ROM) and popping in a linux router floppy or
    somesuch though. You can kiss your warranty and support contract
    bye-bye, but if you insist on using the PIX hardware, I hear it's
    doable [1]

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    [1] From customers of ours that just have to run our software on 
        anything they come across, including other firewall hardware 
        and ... um... X-Boxes [2]
    [2] Whyever you'd want to run a firewall on something with
        a single NIC is beyond me, but ... :)
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