PIX 501 VPN Clients - Hub Spoke topology

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Sep 11th, 2007
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I think I already know the answer is no, however I would like this to be confirmed.

We have multiple IPSEC VPN Clients accessing a cisco pix 501. The pix allocates them an address on the main site lan and the clients can all communicate fine with devices on that LAN.

The question is can a VPN Client route traffic to another VPN Client on the same CISCO PIX.


Client A gets IP address

Client B gets IP Address

is it possible to route traffic between and


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Anthony Holloway Tue, 09/11/2007 - 14:12
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so basically the traffic comes in the outside interface, and is suppose to leave the outside interface, correct?

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same-security-traffic permit intra-interface

Which is only available on PIX/ASA 7.x and higher. and your 501 cannot go any higher than 6.x.

rickuk999 Wed, 09/12/2007 - 01:42
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Thanks for the prompt response, would a Cisco Pix 515 support this with the correct firmware?

Do you know if all new PIX 515 and above come with 7.x firmware or does this have to be added?

Regards Richard


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