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The Internet downs every 30 minutes

Situation: One of clients called and told us that their Internet access kept down every 30 minutes. They have two subnets, one is main office LAN and another is for the DMZ doing web sites and FTP. There are two Cisco PIX 515 Firewalls connecting a Cisco router for the Internet access. One firewall connects to the LAN. Another and another firewall connects to the DMZ.

When the Internet downs, they could ping any public IPs from the LAN firewall while no user could ping a public IP from workstation. Also, web server in the DMZ could access the Internet without any problems.

Clear xlate didnít fix the problem. If they reset the LAN firewall, it worked for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then they needed to reset it again.

What we did.

  1. What did they change recently? Ė Answer None (this is not true and they did add one device).
  2. When ping the LAN firewall, We receive the reply.
  3. When ping the Cisco router, we received time out.
  4. After reset the firewall, used ARP command to check the firewall MAC. It displayed 00-12-80-cb-da-56. Aftre the Internet down, ARP displayed a different MAC 00-01-55-10-14-ed  (see below).

After reset the firewall:

C:\Documents and Settings\blin>

arp -a

Interface: --- 0x10004

  Internet Address      Physical Address      Type              00-12-80-cb-da-56     dynamic

After the internet down:

C:\Documents and Settings\blin>arp -a

Interface: --- 0x10004

  Internet Address      Physical Address      Type             00-01-55-10-14-ed     dynamic

Problem: after searching for the device, 00-01-55-10-14-ed. We found that the client just added a Promise storage server that was using the same IP of the firewall, Br default, the storage server use IP We changed the IP to, and then they don't have this problem any more.

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