We area facing a weird situation which we haven't been able to solve in long
time, haven't found a solution. So I come to you to see if you could help me
We have a VPN connection of type "Easy VPN Remote" in client mode, with an
external office. We use a 871 router, directly connected to the Internet (not
behind any firewall). From the router we can ping our workstation, and the
remote server (their internal address).
Our application must send and receive messages to/from a WebSphere MQ Server
located in the remote office, and for that purpose we use an MQ client in our
Although we can establish a connection to the server, when we try to send a
message we get a MQ error saying the connection is broken. Since the server
keeps replying pings, we can say the connection is alive! It is also weird
that when the program sits just to listen what messages have come, then there
is no error there.
Why I think is something related to the Cisco Router configuration instead of
the MQ Client or our application?:
We made a test that consisted of getting rid of the cisco router, to route
the client workstation through our working router (SonicWall) and used Cisco
VPN Software Client to make the same job. In this case our application was
not only able to connect the the remote MQ Server but also was able to send
and receive messages properly.
Thank you and any help would be much appreciated