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Jun 2nd, 2008

Is it possible to setup an ASA as a PPTP server. I know it was possible on the PIX, but I am not sure about the ASA. I hate to do it but to date we are just having to may issues with the IPSEC client with vista and we have 64 bit systems.

I have this problem too.
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Farrukh Haroon Mon, 06/02/2008 - 06:48


PPTP support was discontinued in 7.x code on both the ASA and PIX (AFAIK).

However ASA/PIX 7.2.x supports L2TP over IPSec, you can use that if you wan't. But 'Vista' being the pain it is, I doubt this would help you that much. IMHO a better approach would be to post the issues you are having on Vista and get them resolves. Or better yet, if you have the TAC support option, run that in parallel with queries on the forum.

Also SSL VPNs are also a good option as long as you can ensure appropriate licensing/Vista support.



j98me2 Mon, 06/02/2008 - 06:54


Thanks for the quick response, I have been round and round with TAC, but the problems persist. I also have a number of 64 bit machines that are not even supported.

Originally it was set up to terminate on a server with PPTP pass through. I am trying to get away from it, but not making a whole lot of progress.

Perhaps I should try the SSL route.

Farrukh Haroon Mon, 06/02/2008 - 06:57

Yes that could be a nice way to go, considering the low security provided by alogorithms like RC4 used by these old VPN technologies.

However for SSL VPN I would recommened the ASA platform and not the IOS, the IOS implementation seems to lag way behind and seems to be buggy, I was playing with it at work today.



j98me2 Mon, 06/02/2008 - 06:56

Has anyone tried using the windows client to the ASA with Vista?

j98me2 Mon, 06/02/2008 - 07:07

I will be terminating it at the ASA, Have you tried any connect?

Does anyone know if it runs on 64 Vista or only 32?


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