This sample configuration demonstrates how to set up the PIX/ASA Security Appliance for access to a mail/SMTP server located on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) network.
Refer to PIX/ASA 7.x and above: Mail Server Access on Inside Network Configuration Example for instructions on how to set up the PIX/ASA Security Appliance for access to a mail/SMTP server located on the Inside network.
Refer to PIX/ASA 7.x with Mail Server Access on Outside Network Configuration Example for instructions on how to set up the PIX/ASA Security Appliance for access to a mail/SMTP server located on the Outside network.
Refer to ASA 8.3 and Later: Mail (SMTP) Server Access on the DMZ Configuration Example for more information on the identical configuration on Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) with version 8.3 and later.
Note: Refer to Cisco Documentation for Cisco Secure PIX Firewall for more information on how to set up Microsoft Exchange. Choose your software version, then go to the configuration guide and read the chapter on configuring Microsoft Exchange.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:
PIX Firewall 535
PIX Firewall software release 7.1(1)
Note: The PIX 500 Series version 7.x/8.x runs the same software seen in ASA 5500 Version 7.x/8.x. The configurations in this document apply to both product lines.
Cisco 2600 router
Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.3.14T
The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.
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In this section, you are presented with the information to configure the features described in this document.
This document uses this network setup:
Note: The IP addressing schemes used in this configuration are not legally routable on the Internet. They are RFC 1918 addresses which have been used in a lab environment.
This document uses this configuration:
PIX Version 7.1(1) ! hostname pixfirewall enable password 8Ry2YjIyt7RRXU24 encrypted names ! interface Ethernet0 shutdown nameif BB security-level 0 no ip address ! interface Ethernet1 shutdown no nameif no security-level no ip address ! interface Ethernet2 no nameif no security-level no ip address ! interface Ethernet3 nameif inside security-level 100 ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0 ! interface Ethernet4 nameif outside security-level 0 ip address 192.168.200.225 255.255.255.224 ! interface Ethernet5 nameif dmz security-level 10 ip address 172.16.31.1 255.255.255.0 ! passwd 2KFQnbNIdI.2KYOU encrypted boot system flash:/pix711.bin ftp mode passive !--- This access list allows hosts to access !--- IP address 192.168.200.227 for the !--- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) port. access-list outside_int extended permit tcp any host 192.168.200.227 eq smtp !--- Allows outgoing SMTP connections. !--- This access list allows host IP 172.16.31.10 !--- sourcing the SMTP port to access any host. access-list dmz_int extended permit tcp host 172.16.31.10 any eq smtp pager lines 24 mtu BB 1500 mtu inside 1500 mtu outside 1500 mtu dmz 1500 no failover no asdm history enable arp timeout 14400 global (outside) 1 192.168.200.228-192.168.200.253 netmask 255.255.255.224 global (outside) 1 192.168.200.254 nat (inside) 1 10.1.1.0 255.255.255.0 !--- This network static does not use address translation. !--- Inside hosts appear on the DMZ with their own addresses. static (inside,dmz) 10.1.1.0 10.1.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 !--- This network static uses address translation. !--- Hosts accessing the mail server from the outside !--- use the 192.168.200.227 address. static (dmz,outside) 192.168.200.227 172.16.31.10 netmask 255.255.255.255 access-group outside_int in interface outside access-group dmz_int in interface dmz route outside 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.200.226 1 timeout xlate 3:00:00 timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 icmp 0:00:02 timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 h225 1:00:00 mgcp 0:05:00 timeout mgcp-pat 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00 timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute no snmp-server location no snmp-server contact telnet timeout 5 ssh timeout 5 console timeout 0 ! class-map inspection_default match default-inspection-traffic ! ! !--- The inspect esmtp command (included in the map) allows !--- SMTP/ESMTP to inspect the application. policy-map global_policy class inspection_default inspect dns maximum-length 512 inspect ftp inspect h323 h225 inspect h323 ras inspect netbios inspect rsh inspect rtsp inspect skinny inspect esmtp inspect sqlnet inspect sunrpc inspect tftp inspect sip inspect xdmcp ! !--- The inspect esmtp command (included in the map) allows !--- SMTP/ESMTP to inspect the application. service-policy global_policy global Cryptochecksum:2653ce2c9446fb244b410c2161a63eda : end [OK]
Note: If you use Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption for e-mail communication then the ESMTP inspection feature (enabled by default) in the PIX drops the packets. In order to allow the e-mails with TLS enabled, disable the ESMTP inspection feature as this output shows. Refer to Cisco bug ID CSCtn08326 (registered customers only) for more information.
pix(config)#policy-map global_policy pix(config-pmap)#class inspection_default pix(config-pmap-c)#no inspect esmtp pix(config-pmap-c)#exit pix(config-pmap)#exit
There is currently no verification procedure available for this configuration.
This section provides information you can use to troubleshoot your configuration.
Note: Refer to Important Information on Debug Commands before you use debug commands.
debug icmp trace—Shows whether Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) requests from the hosts reach the PIX. You need to add the access-list command to permit ICMP in your configuration in order to run this debug.
Note: In order to use this debug, make sure you allow ICMP in the access-list outside_int as this output shows:
access-list outside_int extended permit tcp any host 192.168.200.227 eq smtp access-list outside_int extended permit icmp any any
logging buffer debugging—Shows connections that are established and denied to hosts that go through the PIX. The information is stored in the PIX log buffer, and the output can be seen with the show log command.
Refer to Setting Up the PIX Syslog for more information on how to set up logging.
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