Re: [fw-wiz] Scheduling PIX commands


PIX-OS does not have any sort of scheduling mechanism. If I had to
implement this, I would write an Expect script to perform the ssh or telnet
to the PIX to clear the NAT table. Expect will run on Linux or Cygwin. Use
cron or at to schedule this.

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Ian Rarity <Ian.Rarity@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all,

We've just made some changes to our PIX config, and we need to clear
the xlates to make the changes fully live. The only problem with this
is that we also have another system that will react badly (to put it
mildly) to the state of all its connections disappearing when we do
this. This system gets an hour's downtime at 2am, so the ideal time to
clear the xlates on the PIX seems obvious.
The only problem is that, although I'm mainly nocturnal, I really can
think of better things to be doing at 2am than sitting in our server
room. Does anyone know of a way to schedule commands to run at a
specified time on a PIX 6.3 firewall?


Ian Rarity
Technical Engineer
ESPC (UK) Ltd.
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