Now that we have IP address connectivity, we need to use Network Address Translation (NAT) to allow inside users to connect to the outside. We will use a type of NAT, called PAT or NAT Overload, so that all inside devices can share one public IP address (the outside IP address of the PIX firewall). To do this, enter these commands:
PIX1(config)# nat (inside) 1 10.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 PIX1(config)# global (outside) 1 126.96.36.199 Global 188.8.131.52 will be Port Address Translated PIX1(config)#
With this, all inside users are able to connect to devices on the public network and share IP address 184.108.40.206. However, clients don't yet have any rule allowing them to do this.
PIX firewall configuration
Step 1: The basics
Step 2: Guidelines
Step 3: Configuration setup
Step 4: PIX configuration
Step 5: Network address translation
Step 6: Firewall rules
Step 7: Showing and saving configuration
About the author:
David Davis (CCIE #9369, CWNA, MCSE, CISSP, Linux+, CEH) has been in the IT industry for 15 years. Currently, he manages a group of systems/network administrators for a privately owned retail company and authors IT-related material in his spare time. He has written more than 50 articles, eight practice tests and three video courses and has co-authored one book. His Web site is HappyRouter.com.
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