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3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic

I've been trying to simulate on this for almost a week now, we would like to create tunnel from 506E thru our vpn concentrator; Concentrator shows phase 2 completed, but all I get is icmp reply from 3005 LAN IP when pinged from a host connected to pix only, cant do the other way. If I initiate ping, that's the only time that I get TX on my concentrator.

below is my config for pix , what am I missing? I also upgraded my concentrator to software ver 3.6.7 Rel k9

PIX Version 6.2(2)

nameif ethernet0 outside security0

nameif ethernet1 inside security100

access-list 101 permit ip

access-list 100 permit ip

access-list 102 permit icmp any any echo-reply

access-list 102 permit icmp any any

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interface ethernet0 auto

interface ethernet1 auto

mtu outside 1500

mtu inside 1500

ip address outside

ip address inside 192.168.x.x

ip audit info action alarm

ip audit attack action alarm

pdm history enable

arp timeout 14400

global (outside) 1 interface

nat (inside) 0 access-list 101

nat (inside) 1 192.168.x.x 0 0

access-group 101 in interface outside

route outside 1

no sysopt route dnat

sysopt connection permit-ipsec

crypto ipsec transform-set europe esp-3des esp-md5-hmac

crypto map vpn_euro 10 ipsec-isakmp

crypto map vpn_euro 10 match address 101

crypto map vpn_euro 10 set peer

crypto map vpn_euro 10 set transform-set europe

crypto map vpn_euro interface outside

isakmp enable outside

isakmp key ******** address netmask

isakmp identity address

isakmp policy 10 authentication pre-share

isakmp policy 10 encryption 3des

isakmp policy 10 hash md5

isakmp policy 10 group 2

isakmp policy 10 lifetime 86400

do I need to create any static route on my concentrator, currently, I only have default route to my 3005's public IP.

Thanks for any advise..


Cisco Employee

Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic


1. Is your VPN3000 configured for Lan to Lan tunnel to the Pix or is it configured to accept dynamic connections through base group.

2. The default route on the VPN3000 should point to the next hop from the public interface and not the interface itself.

3. I would also check the Local and remote network lists on the VPN3000 for this tunnel and also other tunnels if configured, to make sure that I do not have any overlapping subnets.



Community Member

Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic

Hi Arul,

1. Yes it is configured for LAN-to-LAN.

2. default route is set --> gateway)

3. Under t IPsec , LAN-to-LAN menu on the concentrator, I defined IP Add/Wildcard-mask for both local and remote networks. no other tunnels are created yet, the concentrator is currently accepting remote access.


Cisco Employee

Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic


If possible can you post the IPAdd/WildCard-Mask from the VPN3000 for the lan to lan tunnel and what is the range of ip addresses that you are assigning to the clients.

And when you tried to ping from a host behind the VPN3000 to a host behind the Pix, what was your source and destination ip addresses.

Does the Host behind the VPN3000 know where to send the packets for a host behind the Pix. And if you have an internal router, what is its default gateway and does it have a route for pointing to the VPN3000.



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Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic


I have a DCHP Pool for my Remote Access clients starting at 10.11.1.x - 10.11.1.xx

Wildcard mask add for my LAN-to-LAN

Local Network -->

Remote Network -->

I dont have a router but I have a pix 515e that is connected in parallel to my concentrator, (this was how our consultant set up the appliance), I didnt have problems for clients connecting via remote access......anyway, this is how it looks like.

pix 515e - --->

concentrator - --->

default gateway --->

on the concentrator, default tunnel gateway points to pix515e local and default gateway -->

I dont have a router on my pix506e network either, its directly connected to the DSL modem.

does my pix 515e has something to do with this? Do I need to add a route on my pix 515e? but tunnel should be between 3005 & 506e, right?

can ping 3005 inside address from host on pix506e, but that's just it.. cant ping any other ip's on network, or cant ping back.

Thanks for any advise.


Cisco Employee

Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic


Your Remote network should be:



Community Member

Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic

I stand corrected,. thank you, but still doesnt work. once thing I realized though, when I changed degault gatewy of host A to 3005's IP, i was able to ping Host B, but cant access internet if I do that, besides, everything should go thru my 515.. how would I be able to pass traffic from concentrator to 515.. do I need to enable RIP on both so that 506 networks would be able to traverse network? any other idea?

Thanks again.


Community Member

Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic

I've spent a lot of time with a similar issue, but the difference being I can access internet and end tunnel nodes. You could have the option Split Tunneling Policy (located under Configuration>Groups>YOURGROUP) configured for 'Tunnel Everything' without the 'Allow the networks in the list to bypass the tunnel' option enabled. Using that option all your data packets will be transmitted down the tunnel. I would recommend setting that to 'only tunnel networks in list'. Doing that you'll have to create a Network List under Configuration>Policy Management>Network Lists that includes your local networks.

Community Member

Re: 3005 to pix 506E unable to pass traffic

I use a "router on a stick" setup. Dusted off some old Cisco router that I found in a closet one day, and setup the router to send all to the PIX and all remote VPN site traffic to the concentrator. I then setup all of my workstations to use the Cisco router as the default gateway. No problems with throughput so far since it is using ICMP redirects and not processing every single packet that's going off site.

A server of some sort would work just as well as my Cisco router, just as long as it keeps the routes after a reboot and can send ICMP redirects.

Anyways, my 2 cents.

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