reverse-route in IPsec

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Jul 21st, 2009

Dear all,

Can anybody explain the use of reverse-route in Ipsec with help of any diagram.

Please help



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mahesh-gohil Tue, 07/21/2009 - 20:44

I have below network

Remote client---> Ipsec router----> MPLS cloud----> customer network

I have enabled reverse-route for one vrf called RAVPN-TESTING on Ipsec router


crypto dynamic-map RAVPN-TESTING 10

set transform-set CommonTransform

set isakmp-profile RAVPN-TESTING



I am running BGP between MPLS cloud and customer network .

Now whether I enable or disable reverse-route I am always receiving the Ipsec assigned Ip address in customer network

I am not clear what is the role of reverse-route here

Thanks in advance

Collin Clark Wed, 07/22/2009 - 06:51

Basically it enters the far end subnets into the local routing table. From there you can redistribute it into your interior routing protocol.

mahesh-gohil Wed, 07/22/2009 - 22:32

Hi collin,

You mean to say Ip assigned to remote cliendt will be available to customer network of central site or i understood wrongly

Please explain

thanks in advance

Collin Clark Thu, 07/23/2009 - 05:21

In a L2L there are not 'assigned IPs' so I think we have some confusion there.


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