Need some help getting started with ASA 5510: Help needed!

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Feb 27th, 2007

Well, have very very limited experience with ASA and PIX. My new job here as an ASA appliance and I am going to be taking over the duties for it. Which is fine and great and I look forward to it. I am just a little "raw" and need some help.

I will be back here a lot :) , and will post my configs as I look for suggestions and help.

In the meantime, I have been asked to setup a VPN connection, using PPTP from the vendors location (public IP addresses have been given) to servers within our network.

I went out and grabbed some ASA books (Hucaby Handbook) and will be going over it.

In the meantime, does anyone have suggestions on how to get started?

In a nutshell, I need a crash course to get up to speed.

Thanks for the help.


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thecoffeeguy Tue, 02/27/2007 - 14:03

Ok...have some more information. Have been reading up on some documentation A LOT. Just need some feedback here.

I have a list of 7 public IP address from the originating PPTP connections from our vendor. I will have the public IP address that will be mapped to our internal Authentication server internally.

for now, lets say public IP address is: (remember, I have 6 more)

Say our internal Authentication server is: inside, public outside is:

For simplicity.

When setting up the ACL's, would it be something like this?

access-list inbound_pptp_traffic permit gre host 20.x.5.2 host

access-list inbound_pptp_traffic permit tcp host 20.x.5.2 host eq 1723

static (inside,outside) 32.x.x.4

access-group inbound_pptp_traffic in interface outside

Is that right so far?

if it is right, do I need to setup 7 individual rules for each public IP address to get to the internal server?


thecoffeeguy Tue, 02/27/2007 - 15:02

Let me edit this again: -- remote host making connection -- public IP statically assigned to internal authentication server

access-list inbound_pptp_traffic permit gre host host

access-list inbound_pptp_traffic permit tcp host host eq 1723

static (inside,outside)

access-group inbound_pptp_traffic in interface outside

That look right?

do I need to setup a rule to make sure the return traffic would get through?


suschoud Fri, 03/02/2007 - 11:28


Are u setting up a tunnel between the two locations.

if not,then it's absolutely right.

for inbound connections over normal internet traffic,we need to have a static statement for the mapping n translation purpose and an access-list on the outside interface which is permitting the traffic.

suschoud Fri, 03/02/2007 - 11:31

if it's vpn tunnel ( not a vpn passthrough ),then you might need to setup a lot of vpn configuration for setting up both,phase 1 and phase 2 sets on both the ends.

if it's just a passthrough and firewall is not acting as a terminating point of the tunnel,then you are on the right track.

thecoffeeguy Fri, 03/02/2007 - 12:37

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, it is not a tunnel between two locations. Just remote connections.

I setup network-objects so I did not have to put in 14 rules.

Thanks for the help!


ROBERTO TACCON Fri, 03/02/2007 - 12:32


1) as you can have only 1 access-group (ACL) for an interface maybe it's better to use a generic name like "outside_in"

2) the ASA is a stateful fw

thecoffeeguy Fri, 03/02/2007 - 12:38

Yep...made sure my ACL name is the same to match what already exists.

Appreciate it.


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