RVS4000 vpn bug & question.

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Mar 19th, 2010


Background:  I've fumbled around and succesfully established a VPN tunnel between a remote BEFVP41 and my office RVS4000.  Once established, i can acces the office server from a Vista box on my remote network by running this command - \\ where is the server IP on the office LAN.  The problem i was trying to correct was reciprocity - i couldn't do the same thing from here in the office to access a server on my remote network.  It only worked one way - from remote network to office.

On the office RVS4000 I had "Local Security Group Type" set to Subnet.  I wanted to experiment so I changed this to "IP" and put in the specific IP address of a computer.  Upon reconnecting the summary screen on the RVS400 reports that the remote BEFVP41 has connected TO A DIFFERENT TUNNEL!!!!

It connected to a tunnel on the RVS4000 that i had setup to work with a Greenbow client - TOTALLY DIFFERENT preshared key!!!  A key that had never been entered in the remote BEFVP41!

Has anyone seen this bug?  Is it a bug or operator error of some sort?

It is very reproducible.  When I set RVS4000 local security group type to "subnet" the remote BEFVP41 properly connects to the correct tunnel.  When I set the RVS4000 local security group type to "IP" the remote BEFVP41 connects to the wrong tunnel.



I have this problem too.
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mdobiac Wed, 03/24/2010 - 06:11

What is the firmware you are currently using on the RVS4000?

Here is the link if you do not have the current firmware.

Download Software for Cisco RVS4000 4-port Gigabit Security Router -  VPN : RVS4000_fw_1.3.1.0.zip

If you do need to upgrade to the latest firmware for best practices we ask that you do a factory reset and then reconfigure the RVS4000.

I would also ask could you show the settings for the tunnels taking out the information that you do not want to share with us.

Thank you,



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