off topic -How to enable DES in PIX?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi. I found my PIX 515 DES is not enabled. How to enable it?? please help

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(3)

Compiled on Wed 13-Aug-03 13:55 by morlee

FW up 65 days 21 hours

Hardware: PIX-515, 32 MB RAM, CPU Pentium 2
Flash i28F640J5 @ 0x300, 16MB
BIOS Flash AT29C257 @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

0: ethernet0: address is 0003.6bf6.7a43, irq
1: ethernet1: address is 0003.6bf6.7a44, irq
2: ethernet2: address is 0002.b3b2.47c8, irq
3: ethernet3: address is 00a0.c967.efa6, irq
Licensed Features:
Failover: Enabled
VPN-DES: Disabled
VPN-3DES-AES: Disabled

I have another PIX which was DES enable but when I type the following, it gave me the following error

PIX (config)# aaa-server LOCAL protocol local
Unsupported protocol
Type help or '?' for a list of available commands
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You probably need a good Cisco forum for this kind of question.

I believe you need to get an upgrade from Cisco to enable DES. Is it just DES or DES3 you need? If I remember rightly DES3 requires you to fill out a form about your business before they give it to you, but its been a couple of years since I tried it so it may have changed.

I'd go onto Ciscos site and see if you can contact them on getting the upgrade.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

If your firewall is not enabled for DES, you can have a new activation key sent to you by completing the form at the following website: ... 21&fid=324

*note the link will ask for a username and password. If you are not a registered member, you will need to follow that process before you can access the form.

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