Cisco PIX Firewall System Log Messages, Version 6.3
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About This Guide

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About This Guide

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


About This Guide


This preface describes:

Document Objectives

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Document Objectives

This guide describes the system log (syslog) messages generated by the Cisco PIX Firewall software Version 6.3. Messages that display on the console from non-syslog errors are not listed. See the "New and Deleted Messages" section on page 1-1 for a list of new and deleted messages in recent versions of the software.

Audience

This guide is intended for network managers who perform any of the following tasks:

Managing network security

Configuring, administering, and troubleshooting firewalls

This guide assumes that you are familiar with the commands and configuration options described in the Cisco PIX Firewall Command Reference. In addition, you should be familiar with the network within which the PIX Firewall operates.

Document Organization

This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter 1, "Introduction" describes the system log message function, and explains the format of log messages.

Chapter 2, "System Log Messages" lists the system log messages, indicates the probable cause of each message, and provides instructions for resolving the condition that caused the log message.

Appendix A, "Messages Listed by Severity Level" lists message numbers and text by each severity level.

Document Conventions

This guide uses the following conventions:

Filenames, directory names, and arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

The symbol ^ represents the key labeled Ctrl (control). To enter a control key; for example, ^z, hold down the Ctrl key while you press the z key.

Command names, keys, buttons, and keywords in text are shown in boldface. The PIX Firewall commands are described in detail in the Cisco PIX Firewall Command Reference.

Variables in command syntax descriptions are shown in italics. Command options in square brackets [ ] can be optionally entered, and parameters separated by a vertical bar ( |  ) require you to enter one parameter, but not the other(s).

Examples depict screen displays and the command line in screen font.

Information you need to enter in examples is shown in boldface screen font.

Variables that require you to supply a value are shown in italic screen font.

Selecting a menu item (or screen) is indicated by the following convention:

Click screen1>screen2>screen3.


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.


Related Documentation

Use this document with the PIX Firewall documentation set, which is available online at the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2120/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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