VPN anyconnect no Ping ip firewall

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Apr 10th, 2012
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II have a management network 192.168.5.x and VPN network 192.168.25.x. I can ping a all my network elements except to firewall (ASA5510). The ASA has the IP I think that the firewall has some restriction but I don't know. I have 8.2 software and anyconnenct 3.0 and work fine. If I am in the management network (, I can ping to firewall. The restrict is with the VPN network.


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Jouni Forss Tue, 04/10/2012 - 04:51
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I gather you are trying to ping the ASA inside interface from a connected VPN Client?

To my understanding this is not possible.

You can't ping an interface IP address from behind some other interface on the ASA. In this case it would be a ICMP echo coming from outside to inside interface IP

To otherwise enable ICMP to ASA interface use the following command format

icmp permit/deny

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Polkara10 Tue, 04/10/2012 - 07:55
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Thanks but didn't work.

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Jouni Forss Tue, 04/10/2012 - 08:00
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As I said you can't ping an ASA interface behind another interface.

So pinging from VPN Client host (which is behind outside) to inside interface IP (which is "behind" inside interface) isnt possible to my knowledge.

The command format I added is just to point out how you can allow ICMP when you are pinging the ASA interface IP behind that same interface.

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