FrankenPIX 101





PIX Intel NIC

PIX 2Mg Flash

Intel PII Motherboard

Screenshot Running PIX

Assembled PIX

At no point is Packetattack condoning the stealing of intellectual property. I have seen people selling *cloned PIXs* on Ebay. So long as the FrankenPIX stays in the lab, I would guess Cisco may not have a problem with using leftover parts. But, I will promise that if you get caught SELLING a cloned PIX, their lawyers will certainly have something to say about it. If you choose to try this, you are ON YOUR OWN. We are not lawyers so we do not pretend to give ANY legal advice about this project.

These are the pics of my PIX 520 clone for my security lab. I started with a leftover 520 2Meg flash that had been replaced by a 16Meg flash card. The NICs were bought off Ebay for 40 dollars new in the box for a package of 5 cards. The motherboard was bought new off the internet from a closeout vendor since who wants a PII motherboard nowdays? Cost was 55 dollars new in the box. The floppy, PS and PII300Mhz processor came out of a leftover gutted lab bench queen. I needed a new PIII motherboard anyways for that beast :)

The total cost came into roughly 350 bucks for a fully working 520 clone to work with my 501 for tunneling testing and some DMZ testing since the 501 only has the two interfaces.

This is our recommended PIX guide book and since we contributed to it, we have an interest in promoting it :) Honestly it is a very good guide to the Cisco PIX and a study guide for anyone who is trying to get a Cisco cert in security.

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CISCO SECURITY SPECIALIST'S GUIDE TO PIX FIREWALL will instruct readers on the information needed to pass the CSPFA exam. It introduces the basic concepts of attack, explains the networking principles necessary to effectively implement and deploy a PIX firewall, covers the hardware and software...


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