remote access vpn disconnects after 1 hr

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Jun 25th, 2008
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we are using ASA 5505 remote access vpn is configured my clients say their vpn gets diconnects after 1 hr when they are using doing some work not idle what is the wrong in configuration & please find my firewall configuration

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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Wed, 06/25/2008 - 11:37
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Sometimes creating new tunnel groups aside from default tunnel group, the new tunnel inherit settings from the default tunnel group. This means you have to for each tunnel group that you create to not inherit some of the default settings but rather specify new setting for that new tunnel.

Try setting idle timeout and/or session timeout to none or increase the minutes values to much greater numbers than one hour on the tunnel group you have problem with that user disconnects when vpn idle.

group-policy attributes

vpn-idle-timeout none

vpn-session-timeout none

Here is some info for each command

See if that helps



gandhi.ganesh Wed, 06/25/2008 - 20:08
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even i suspected this is causing the problem, but this will come in picture when iam idle on tunnel but my client say when they are doing some work

Any how i will try this let u know

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Thu, 06/26/2008 - 06:40
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Does it happens on just one client or many, if one client it could be problems on their end.. have you looked at your firewall physical interfaces to see if it is droping packets and your internet router interfaces as well to rule out physical issues.

gandhi.ganesh Thu, 06/26/2008 - 20:48
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actually as of now only one user has complained i changed the session & idle to settings to none we have asked them to check

gandhi.ganesh Sun, 06/29/2008 - 20:17
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Hi Dharmesh,

I have changed the Session & Idle timeout to none we have asked the user to check it out if still the problem exits means i will try using above commands



gandhi.ganesh Sun, 07/06/2008 - 22:20
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my fw config is below

timeout xlate 3:00:00

timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 icmp 0:00:02

timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 h225 1:00:00 mgcp 0:05:00 mgcp-pat 0:05:00

timeout sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00 sip-disconnect 0:02:00

timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute

this issue is happeneing atleast 4 times a day


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