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VPN Client 4 to pix501 loss after 5 minutes


I've got the VPN Client 4.0.3(rel) and a pix 501 running 6.3(3). I've got an IPSec vpn between the two and its set for xauth from a CSACS server. I can iniatiate the vpn to the pix and it does the user authentication properly and I get authenticated and can reach everything on the pix inside just fine...but if I let the vpn connection go idle for a few minutes, the client shows the connection as still up, but I can no longer communicate. Any ideas. Thanks

isakmp enable outside

isakmp nat-traversal 20

isakmp policy 20 authentication pre-share

isakmp policy 20 encryption 3des

isakmp policy 20 hash md5

isakmp policy 20 group 2

isakmp policy 20 lifetime 86400

vpngroup ac5u5ers address-pool acsremote

vpngroup ac5u5ers split-tunnel ac5u5ers_splitTunnelAcl

vpngroup ac5u5ers idle-time 3600

vpngroup ac5u5ers password ********


Re: VPN Client 4 to pix501 loss after 5 minutes

I guess the problem should be with the "Idle Timeout" option. You can increase the idle timeout to a higher number. The command is:

timeout [xlate [hh:mm:ss]] [conn [hh:mm:ss]] [half-closed [hh:mm:ss]] [udp [hh:mm:ss]] [rpc [hh:mm:ss]] [h323 [hh:mm:ss]] [sip [hh:mm:ss]] [sip_media [hh:mm:ss]][uauth [hh:mm:ss] [absolute | inactivity]]

The uauth inactivity and absolute qualifiers cause users to have to reauthenticate after either a period of inactivity or an absolute duration. Refer for details.

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