ASA 5505 - multicast with IPSEC

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Jul 13th, 2010
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Hi all,

i have a setup with 2 X asa 5505. i configure both asa to a VPN site to site configuration - IPSEC (no split tunnel).

my question is if i can enable multicast (pim sparse-mode) on that configuration and platform ?

please advise,


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Marcin Latosiewicz Tue, 07/13/2010 - 14:41
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IPsec itself cannot carry multicast (neither on ASA nor IOS, nor any standard adharding device) . A common workaround is to use GRE over IPsec, or VTI.

ASA supports neither of mentioned methods. It can however do IPsec for GRE flows terminating on other devices.



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