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DHCP Clients accessing Router using VPN.

I have a VPN connections coming into the Cisco 1605 router. But the remote VPN client is using any ISP and the VPN clients have the DHCP address of the ISP. And different ISP have different Ip addresses. Therefore the IP addresses coming into my cisco 1605 router is DHCP. And not static, so I have to use

[permit ip any any] in the access list because VPN clients could be coming from anywhere. But I have to do this because VPN clients could be coming from any IP addresses. But using the command [permit ip any any] is unsafe as anyone who knows the ip address of the router wan port could get in. Is there any way to set up the cisco router so that only certain DHCP vpn clients can get in???????????? If these vpn clients were static it would be dammed easy.

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Re: DHCP Clients accessing Router using VPN.

Make sure you are using a strong identification scheme to avoid problems. The secure-ID tokens are strongly recommended.

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Re: DHCP Clients accessing Router using VPN.

'Permit ip any any' is scary. Set up advanced access lists for all interfaces defining specific servers and protocols to be accessible, and deny every thing else. If there are a limited number of ISP's put a permit statement for each one, allowing the their pool networks. Not very tight but does help. Define who can access the router it self with an access list on vty 0 4. Consider buying IOS Firewall or a standalone firewall. I hope these are helpful.

Ron

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