I have a PIX 501 version 6.3(5) with PDM 3.0(4). I am upgrading to an ASA 5505, but I want to use the PIX for other use. I can access with Telnet and the console cable, but I don't really understand the commands. PDM is the way to go for me.
I have read all the discussions with the search filter "PIX Firefox *" and some others here and on the internet in general. I am familiar with the Java constraints and I have read about certain browser constraints.
I am using Windows XP Mode as a virtual machine on Windows 7 Ultimate. I recreated a new machine yesterday (3 hours work installing updates). I was forced to accept an upgrade to IE8 in order to install Microsoft Security Essentials.
I sign in with https://192.168.1.1
I started with Java v1.4.1_07, and I got the PDM to load using IE8. Today (after a couple more MS updates), I got the message "The page cannot be displayed". I have tried various Internet Options settings without success. I downgraded to IE6 by removing IE8, and I get the same message. I reinstalled Java in case this was a problem (and also upgraded to Java 6.07). Does anyone know what settings I need to change to make it work?
I tried with Firefox, starting with v3.6, but Java v1.4.1_07 does not have an extension for it. So I removed Firefox and Java, and tried again with Firefox 5.01 and Java 6.07 (which I have used before successfully with Firefox and I know was one of the later working versions with PDM 3.0(4)). I am now asked to enter username and password, and then I get the error message:
"ERROR: Java is not enabled in your browser. PDM requires Java. You can enable Java by selecting the Edit>Preferences menu. Click Advanced and then click Enable Java."
Java is enabled. I played around with SSL 2 and SSL 3 (there was another discussion about this).
Does anyone know what I should do to get PDM working with Firefox (preferred to IE)?
Your help would be much appreciated.
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Thank you, Juan. Your reply reminds me that it worth posting on a reliably support forum.
I did not have time to work on it until now, and I was not looking forward to setting up another virtual XP machine - though this was always an option.
I managed to find Netscape 7.2 and Java 1.4.1_7 which worked! I do appreciate that I am trying to keep an old (though still useful) PIX alive.
I think that there might be some higher Java and IE options around as well, but I have achieved what I wanted so I don't need to know.