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Re: Clueless firewall configuration ?
From: John Kinsella <jlk () thrashyour com>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 08:21:07 -0700

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 07:15:00PM -0600, Tim wrote:
One question I would ask is, "How does the switch respond if the
firewall pukes?"


This is the device you are talking about right?
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/module_installation_and_configuration_guides_chapter09186a0080159caf.html

Yeah, that's the FWSM.  Each vlan shows up as a virtual interface and
packets get routed between them through the FWSM, so if it goes down
packets stop.  They've been architected though, so they can be
configured to have no single point of failure.

Since he has a pair I'm presuming that they've been correctly configured
in this manner, at lest to failover between units, if not with two fwsms
in each chasis (I'm 95% sure you can go active/standby in a single
chassis but would have to verify).

John

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