Autoinitiation - VPN Client Software

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Sep 14th, 2009

been trying to make an autoinitiation from the client side to auto reconnect to ASA's VPN concentrator. I put these lines into vpnclent.ini and accroding to the document this should work when connection drop but the software seem not even try to reconnect, do i have to checnge anything on ASA side?






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R.Siripan Mon, 09/14/2009 - 05:58


Yes I been read at a similar url:-

"It is worth mentioning that although auto initiation was designed for wireless environments, you can use it in any networking environment. Auto initiation provides a generic way for the VPN Client to auto initiate a connection whether the VPN Client PC is based on specific networks or not. "

Could you be more specidif of what you means by "NOT from when a connection drops" please,


In your original post and I quote "been trying to make an autoinitiation from the client side to auto reconnect to ASA's VPN concentrator."

I bring the attention to "auto reconnect to ASA's VPN concentrator" this is not what the autoinitiation is designed around. It's designed for the wireless invironment to make it secure, however I have used it when machine connect to a network NOT in my company IP address space.

Unless you either posted your original question incorrectly or I mis-understood, you are looking for the client to auto-reconnect a session after it drops. If so - this is not possible.

R.Siripan Mon, 09/14/2009 - 06:29

I might post incorrect topic here.

I would like to find out how to / posibility to auto-reconnect to corparate network when connection drops using cisco VPN client software? or any software that can do?

I know that you can script and monitoring ping to corprate network , then restart the client service and auto launch the VPN client to get a connection back automatially.

Ideally woule like to search a clever way to auto-reconnect to ASA VPN from any software.

Personally I would not do this, as when the machine is left unattended and connected via remote VPN - you have no idea who is on the PC connected into your protected network.

The cisco client/ASA has no auto-reconnect feature. There are probably a number of clever ways to do this - I have no idea, I suggest you search in google.


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