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Can't ping VPN router

I have set up a site to site VPN on an 827 router to a Netscreen firewall. The VPN works fine, I can ping from one private network to the other. However, when telnetted into the 827 router, I cannot ping hosts at the other end of the VPN, also I cannot ping the 827 routers private IP address(ethernet 0) from behind the Netscreen. I CAN ping the routers public IP address (ATM0)

Any ideas ?

New Member

Re: Can't ping VPN router

Is all other traffic getting through?

Do your access-lists at either end define ICMP as interesting or allowed traffic?

New Member

Re: Can't ping VPN router

If you mean through the VPN, then yes. e.g. from a PC behind the 827, I can connect to any PC behind the firewall, not just ping but telnet and all other traffic.

Here is the 827 config for you to look at.

Current configuration : 2772 bytes


version 12.1

no service single-slot-reload-enable

no service pad

service timestamps debug uptime

service timestamps log uptime

no service password-encryption


hostname kinrtr01


logging rate-limit console 10 except errors

enable secret 5 $1$8Kna$x/WbzzqIZLg3nEF6SWuxC.


username admin password 7 044F02020E2D

clock timezone GMT 0

mmi polling-interval 60

mmi auto-configure

no mmi pvc

mmi snmp-timeout 180

ip subnet-zero

no ip finger

ip name-server

ip name-server


ip inspect name myfw cuseeme timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw ftp timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw h323 timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw http timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw rcmd timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw realaudio timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw smtp timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw sqlnet timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw streamworks timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw tcp timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw udp timeout 3600

ip inspect name myfw vdolive timeout 3600

no ip dhcp-client network-discovery



crypto isakmp policy 1

authentication pre-share

group 2

lifetime 28800

crypto isakmp key un1tedh0use address 195.x.x.x

crypto ipsec transform-set to_swanley esp-des esp-sha-hmac


crypto map to_swanley 1 ipsec-isakmp

set peer 195.x.x.x

set transform-set to_swanley

match address 115





interface Ethernet0

ip address

ip access-group 101 in

ip inspect myfw in

no ip mroute-cache

hold-queue 32 in


interface ATM0

no ip address

no ip mroute-cache

no atm ilmi-keepalive

pvc 0/16 ilmi

pvc 0/38

encapsulation aal5mux ppp dialer

dialer pool-member 1



dsl operating-mode auto

hold-queue 224 in


interface Dialer1

ip address 62.x.x.x

ip access-group 102 in

encapsulation ppp

dialer pool 1

dialer-group 1

ppp authentication chap pap callin

ppp chap hostname XXXXXXX

ppp chap password 7 00031A0A0B541F0715

ppp pap sent-username XXXXX password 7 00031F0A0B541F0715

crypto map to_swanley


ip classless

ip route Dialer1

ip http server

access-list 101 permit ip any

access-list 101 permit ip

access-list 101 permit ip host 62.x.x.x any

access-list 102 permit ip any

access-list 102 permit ip host 195.x.x.x any

access-list 115 permit ip

access-list 120 permit ip any

dialer-list 1 protocol ip permit

snmp-server manager


line con 0

exec-timeout 120 0

login local

transport input none

stopbits 1

line vty 0 4

exec-timeout 0 0

login local

length 0


scheduler max-task-time 5000


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Re: Can't ping VPN router

You cannot ping the hosts because when you use the standard ping, the source address is the address of the egress interface, so you do not get a hit on the access list as the access list is set up to filter packets from the LAN side for tunneling across the VPN. List 115 permits packets from 10.130.x.x to 10.10.x.x (implied deny all at the end)so a standard ping, which has a source address of 65.x.x.x, will be denied by the access list. Try using the extended ping, e.g.

ping and follow the prompts- when you are asked for the source address, specify an address on the LAN-that should work!

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