Re: [fw-wiz] PIX to Router IPSec
From: Brian Ford (brford_at_cisco.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 13:12:17 -0400
The most important concept in IPSec VPN implementation is staying focused
on creating a tunnel from interface to interface. If IP traffic can get
from point A to point B for a variety of ports (a ping tool that allows IP
port selection is a good thing); forget about the intermediate hops.
Many PIX users stumble over one of two common issues.
#1 - Your ACLs that define traffic selection and forwarding on either side
on the VPN have to match. They can't be close. They have to match.
#2 - don't try to re-use an ACL that you built for something else on the
PIX in order to match VPN. Even if it is a near duplicate ACL; make sure
that a VPN ACL is in there.
CLI is great. PDM (PIX Device Manager - GUI) is good for configuring (via
menus) and troubling shooting (it shows you recent Syslog) VPN connectivity.
Hope this helps.
Liberty for All,
At 07:33 AM 6/8/2004 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
>Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 16:17:41 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: [fw-wiz] PIX to Router IPSec
>Need some advice on the following:
>I'm going to establish a PIX to Router IPSec tunnel between two locations.
> The PIX has a public IP and a private IP, and the router has two public
>I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around this. Since the router has
>public IPs, I will need to pass the traffic to another PIX that sits
>behind the router, since that second PIX has a public IP and a private IP.
> Is this making any sense? Or is what I'm trying to do not possible? If
>worse comes to worse, I can just go from PIX to PIX.
Consulting Engineer, Security & Integrity Specialist
Office of Strategic Technology Planning
Cisco Systems Inc.
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