Access issues with ASA5505 to PIX501 tunnel

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Aug 5th, 2009
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I've configured a 5-site system, with PIX501's at head office + 3 sites, and a ASA5505 at the 5th site. All is working as I want it to with the PIX-to-PIX tunnels but I have 2 issues with the ASA-to-PIX tunnel:

1) At the ASA site, in Entire Network, only the PCs at the local site show up, not the ones elsewhere in the WAN. I can access them by either IP address or computer name, but they don't show up as 'blue' computer screens when you double-click into the domain icon in Entire Network.

2) I can see shared drives & printers at head office from the ASA site but not vice versa. In fact, all I can do from head office is ping the devices at the ASA site; I can't see them nor browse for them by computer name.

Dunno if the 2 issues are related or not.

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Collin Clark Wed, 08/05/2009 - 12:56
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Sounds more like a DNS issue. Check the log in your ASA and see if it's dropping DNS due to max-length exceeded. If so you'll need to increase it.

policy-map type inspect dns preset_dns_map


message-length maximum 1024


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