RE: [fw-wiz] LAN-LAN VPN using PIXes and a dialup connection
From: Melson, Paul (PMelson_at_sequoianet.com)
To: "Stefan Pantke" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:48:37 -0400
> -----Original Message-----
> I have two LANs which are connected by a IPsec VPN tunnel
> through 2 PIX 501 which connect to the internet by some
> dialup line (ISDN).
> The tunnel itself performs well. Traffic passes correctly.
> The problem: Even if both LANs are switched off, the dialup
> routers establish new connections. Since this is traffic on
> IP protocol 50, it should be related to the IPsec connection.
> The questions:
> - Why do the PIXes establish VPN connections, even if no LAN
> traffic has to be router through the VPN to the ohter LAN?
> - How to configure the PIXes for a VPN tunnel using a leased line -
> and not to connect each minute again...
Why are you so sure that there's no LAN traffic reaching the PIX that
would trigger the VPN tunnel to come up? It's going to depend on your
crypto map match access-list, but dumb things like NetBIOS broadcasts,
routing protocols, routing errors, etc. cause a tunnel to come up and/or
stay up. If you run 'show crypto ipsec sa' on the PIX after the tunnel
comes up and you don't think it should've, what SAs are you seeing?
That ought to help you find the culprit.
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