As you can see by the configs, I have a simple two-way VPN tunnel from Virginia (10.10.50.x) to Houston (192.168.40.x). The tunnel is up and all is well. What I'd like to do (but for some reason am unable) is to allow users in Virginia (10.10.50.x) to administer the Houston (192.168.40.1) ASA box via ssh. For some reason I'm missing something because it isn't working.
*I can SSH to the Houston box from the Houston 192.168.40.x LAN so I know SSH does work.
*I've regenerated the keys on at least three occasions in Houston as a troubleshooting technique (crypto key generate rsa modulus 1024)
*From the Virginia site I can telnet to 192.168.40.1 over port 22 so I know SSH is open and accessible. It's just that when I try to launch from Putty that I get "network error: software caused connection abort".
*I've also tried:
ssh 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 inside
ssh 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 outside
with no luck at all.
Thanks in advance.
Because you're actually trying to SSH to the inside interface IP, you'll need...
ssh 10.10.50.0 255.255.255.0 inside
However, if you try to SSH with just that, the log will indicate the connection was dropped by the TCP intercept at the outside interface. Therefore, you also need...
ssh 10.10.50.0 255.255.255.0 outside
However, I have had situations where, after doing this on an ASA 5510 running version 7, it did not work until after I saved the config and rebooted the ASA. Then it worked.
So, put in your SSH lines then save and reboot the ASA. Let me know.