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    I have inherited a configured PIX. I would like to use (assign) a specific external address to outbound connection for a specific system. My problem is that I am having difficulty finding an example of a similar configuration. At present I have the following for incoming connections involving the public ip in question.

    static (inside,outside) tcp pub.lic.ip smtp smtp netmask 0 0
    static (inside,outside) tcp pub.lic.ip 443 443 netmask 0 0
    static (inside,outside) tcp pub.lic.ip www www netmask 0 0

    (This above split accomodates our spam filter)

    In addition to the above I need to translate outbound connections from to pub.lic.ip (to facilitate reverse DNS lookups). At present the outbound connections show as the single external firewall address.

    I have found and been told to use:
    static (inside,outside) tcp pub.lic.ip netmask 0 0

    However, I do not see how that command is specific to the inside connections going out because I have similar static entries (for other systems) that do external to internal NAT.

    My inbound translation works fine I just want to show my mx record address on outbound connections for my mail server. If there is another way to do this I am flexible.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Pix 515 Nat & Pat

    Hi tiredadmin,

    Great question. Sorry about the delay in getting back to you?

    Are you still having this issue?

    If so, here is a good Cisco PIX NAT configuration guide-

    More can be found at-

    Let us know how it is going.

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