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VPN Questions

1.In cluster mode (either VRRP or Load-balance), is it possible to synchronize the VPN configuration?

2. Can the VPN concentrator be configured similar to the PIX Firewall Failover? (need to configure Primary unit, and automatically replicate the config. to the secondary unit)?

3. Can the VPN concentrator configuration be downloaded, modified and uploaded to another identical VPN box? If possible, which format is recommended e.g, XML.

4.If 2 VPN concentrators need to send log files to the same Syslog server in the same directory and at the same time, how do I differentiate those files? This is because the VPN box will generate the same file name (same method of naming log file), and will definitely overwrite each other.

Thank you.


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Re: VPN Questions

Answer for question 1 and 2 is no. You need to manually config two boxes seperately. So there is no replication and synchronization for the configuration of the two boxes.

Question 3 the answer is yes. You can save the configuration into a TEXT or HTML file and upload to another box (similar IOS version 3.5.x , 3005, 3030,3060 and 3080) all should be all right.

4 Please save into different directory into a same syslog server. Otherwise, it will be overwite each other.

Best Regards,

Re: VPN Questions

For Question 4, is the file naming convention fixed to 8.3 format? Can it be changed to more meaningful format, instead of "LOG00001.txt" to "20020710LOG00001.txt"?

Thank you.

New Member

Re: VPN Questions

In the concentrator, you can not change the log name.

Even in the syslog server, the name will be similar as log0001,log0002......

But all the files have timestamp with them. From the date and time you created , you should know which log is associate which date and time.

Best Regards,

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