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IPSEC tunnel via hostname instead of IP address

Hi there,

Is it possible on an ASA 5500 device to connect an IPSEC tunnel via hostname instead of the IP address?  I have a site without a static IP address that is currently connected via Easy VPN but I want to change one of the sites to a regular IPSEC site to site as one side, the one with the dynamic IP, is being changed to SonicWALL.  I will have DDNS setup on the site with the SonicWALL so I want to know if I can point the ASA device to the hostname instead of the IP.

Thanks ahead of time for anybody with the knowledge to help!

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IPSEC tunnel via hostname instead of IP address

Hi

Locally on the firewall you can configure the remote destination ip with a namel-list, is this what you were after?

name 46.46.2.2 site-to-site

tunnel-group site-to-site type ipsec-l2l

tunnel-group site-to-site ipsec-attributes

pre-shared-key cisco

Regards

Nouraj

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IPSEC tunnel via hostname instead of IP address

Hi there and thanks for the quick reply.  Unfortunately that's not what I was looking for.  I don't have a static WAN IP on the device the ASA will be connecting to and I was wondering if instead of putting in an IP in the config I could just give a hostname and the ASA would translate the hostname to it's current IP via DDNS.

Thanks!

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IPSEC tunnel via hostname instead of IP address

that wont be possible on the asa firewalls. Only other solution would be to put a router in front of a firewall and if you would like the terminate the tunnel on the firewall is to use idenity dn and point it at the router.

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IPSEC tunnel via hostname instead of IP address

That's what I thought.  Thanks for the help, I just wanted to confirm that before I proposed to the client my resolution.  Have a great weekend!

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