RE: Multiple VPN connecions
From: Doll, Josh (Doll_at_pbworld.com)
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 06:47:08 -0800 To: "Thomas T. Evans, III" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Fernando Simonacci" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Most of the time this is due to the capabilities of the user's router.
Many will only allow a single concurrent VPN connection. Generally a
google search using the router make and model along with "vpn" will turn
up specifics on the router in question, and if there are any
C. Josh Doll
Network Administrator - Houston
From: Thomas T. Evans, III [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 1:04 PM
To: 'Fernando Simonacci'; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: Multiple VPN connecions
I'm not sure I understand your diagram correctly but we have lots of
users connecting from home using Linksys and DLink routers. We haven't
had any problems with the VPN3K dropping connections.
Thomas T. Evans, III CCNA
Senior Network Manager
216-267-7787 Ext. 500
President, MFG/Pro Midwest User Group
"The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has limits" --
From: Fernando Simonacci [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 4:06 AM
Subject: Multiple VPN connecions
I'm just dealing with a silly problem but that seems to me with no
solution. Here is the scenario:
[ServerFarm(Cisco VPN3000)]<->Internet<->Router<->[pc.(Vpn Client sw)]
The company I work for, gives access to it's services only to remote
pc.s via Cisco VPN client sw.
Everything works fine only if the remote router is a Cisco device (let's
say 827, 837, 1720 or greater models) or remote pc.s are calling
through a generic Internet connection (ADSL, Dialup, etc.).
In such situations where the remote router is not a Cisco device, it
seems that only a single VPN connection is allowed by the router itself
and every new VPN connection causes the existing one to be dropped. I
guess that the router drops the active VPN connection for a kind of
security reason, related to the discovery of a routing modification due
to the request of a new VPN connection, but I can't figure out how to
work around the problem.
Having a single remote pc. working a time is not a good solution,
neither is the whole substitution of remote routers with Cisco ones'
Does anybody have any suggestion?
Thank you all
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