Cisco VPN doesn't work with iPod Touch/iPhone

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I set up my company's VPN network on a PIX506E firewall. but when i tried to connect to the vpn from my ipod touch, it failed. it uses IPSec over UDP. does ipod touch/ipohone only work with IPSec over TCP? If so, what differently i need to do to setup my pix506E to use IPSec over TCP instead?

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Tharaka

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ggilbert Mon, 08/18/2008 - 09:18

Hello Tharaka,

The Apple iPhone/iTouch only works with IPSec over NAT-T if it is connecting through a NAT device or just IPSec. Its the client side limitation.

So, you might want to enable IPSec over NAT-T on your PIX 506E to support iPhone/iTouch IPSec connections.

Command Usage:

isakmp nat-traversal [natkeepalive]

You can enter a keepalive value of 20. (Its in seconds.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/pix/pix63/command/reference/gl.html#wp1027312

Please rate this post if it helps.

Thanks

Gilbert

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