outside nat on ASA

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May 9th, 2007

Hi, my customer has a l2l tunnel between ASA outside and a router. He also wants to nat on outside to translate

incoming addresses onto outside interface to inside interface. This is the opposite as it is done normally.

The tunnel comes up but no data traffic is possible.

May he have a conflict as tunnel ends on outside and nat is also on outside?

Does anybody have an idea?

Regards Guenther

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Jon Marshall Wed, 05/09/2007 - 06:40

Hi Guenther

If i understand correctly yes it can be done. We have this setup on one of our firewalls.

Basically NAT is done after the IPSEC when coming from outside to inside so an example

This is your crypto map access-list

access-list customer1 permit ip 10.182.179.0 255.255.255.0 host 172.16.5.1

You could then have the following

nat (outside) 1 172.16.5.1 255.255.255.255 outside

global (inside) 1 interface

This should work. I have not actually used the inside interface for NAT as i chose a separate subnet for the translations ie

nat (outside) 1 172.16.5.1 255.255.255.255 outside

global (inside) 1 10.157.200.1

but i can't see why you are trying wouldn't work.

HTH

Jon

gseiler Fri, 05/11/2007 - 01:08

Hi, thanks for feedbacks. My customer got it working when he removed nat-control. Strange, but he will not do any more testing and keep it running as it works now. Regards Guenther

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