I have a pix501 that was preconfigured by another admin who is no longer here. My question is this. The back port are labeled 0-4. 0 being the outside connection and 1-4 are the internal ports. Now, my running config is showing the following:
what is confusing me is the ethernet1 interface is plugged into the port labeled 4 on the back of the pix device. everything is working fine but i guess i just assumed that if it's plugged into port 4 it would be recognized as ethernet4 and not ethernet1.
hopefully i am making sense but if not ill try and reword what im trying to find out.
On the 501, Eth1 applies to all 4 switchports. Eth1 is a virtual interface on top of 4 physical interfaces.
Those 4 ports have no options and should be considered an unmanaged switch. You can only control the outside interface and the inside virtual interface.