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Remote access vpn not able to connect ASA outside hosting IP

Hi all,

Recently, I'm helping my client to setup a remote access vpn to the Cisco ASA 5510 to access public internet the objective is to bypass their own local firewall. Remote access vpn is working fine, VPN client connected and able access Internet. But the client request to access the Cisco ASA 5510 outside segment web hosting but this could not work.

Cisco ASA Outside IP                         : x.x.x.1

Cisco ASA Outside reverse static         : x.x.x.100

Once VPN client connected will get the IP address     : 192.168.20.10

Once VPN client connected able to access Internet after below configuration done

--cmd---

nat (outside) 1 192.168.20.0 255.255.255.0

global (outside) 1 interface

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Problem:

After VPN connected, VPN client not able to connect outside reverse static IP: x.x.x.100 port 80.

Hope someone can enlighten me on this matter.

attached diagram

thanks

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Super Bronze

Remote access vpn not able to connect ASA outside hosting IP

Hi,

I am not sure what the NAT setup is about with the 2 different devices.

What type of VPN Client connection is this? Is it Full Tunnel or Split Tunnel?

If its Full Tunnel then the connection from the Client to any destination IP address should reach the ASA and from there on in its probably an NAT/ACL/VPN Filter ACL issue.

If its Split Tunnel then would naturally need to make sure that the server IP to which you want to connect should be in the Split Tunnel ACL so the traffic would be tunneled to the ASA.

Though now that I look at it, it seems you are using Full Tunnel as you mention adding the Dynamic PAT configuration enables Internet browsing.

Have you monitored the ASA logs while attempting this connection through the VPN?

- Jouni

New Member

Remote access vpn not able to connect ASA outside hosting IP

Hi Jouni,

Is Full Tunnel VPN access. The traffic is like after user connected VPN then able to access Internet but after that then need to u-turn back to access the ASA outside hosting IP address.

The logging is showing SYN SENT.

rgds,

Frankie

Super Bronze

Remote access vpn not able to connect ASA outside hosting IP

Hi,

If the VPN Client is Full Tunnel then the ASA should be the first device that sees the actual traffic destined to your public IP addresses configured on the ASA.

Have you confirmed that these servers dont have NAT0 configurations towards the VPN Pool which might mess with the connectivity? I mean if they have their normal Static NAT configuration on the ASA to external inbound/outbound access and also NAT0 for VPN connections?

If that is the case then you might have to modify the NAT0 rules for these servers.

I guess you could try to test this with "packet-tracer". For example log in with VPN and check the IP address the host gets then try

packet-tracer input outside tcp 12345

And share that output here while removing any actual public IP address from the output.

- Jouni

New Member

Remote access vpn not able to connect ASA outside hosting IP

Hi Jouni,

There is no NAT0 configuration towards VPN pool.

below is the snapshot for packet-tracer.

ING-EDGE-ASA# packet-tracer input outside tcp 192.168.20.10 2999 xx.xx.xx.100 $

Phase: 1

Type: FLOW-LOOKUP

Subtype:

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Found no matching flow, creating a new flow

Phase: 2

Type: UN-NAT

Subtype: static

Result: ALLOW

Config:

static (inside,outside) xx.xx.xx.100 192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.255

nat-control

  match ip inside host 192.168.1.100 outside any

    static translation to xx.xx.xx.100

    translate_hits = 179, untranslate_hits = 6511

Additional Information:

NAT divert to egress interface inside

Untranslate xx.xx.xx.100/0 to 192.168.1.100/0 using netmask 255.255.255.255

Phase: 3

Type: ACCESS-LIST

Subtype: log 

Result: ALLOW

Config:

access-group outside in interface outside

access-list outside extended permit ip any any

Additional Information:

Phase: 4

Type: IP-OPTIONS

Subtype:

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Phase: 5

Type:

Subtype:

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Phase: 6

Type: VPN

Subtype: ipsec-tunnel-flow

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Phase: 7

Type: NAT

Subtype: host-limits

Result: ALLOW

Config:

nat (outside) 1 192.168.20.0 255.255.255.0

nat-control

  match ip outside 192.168.20.0 255.255.255.0 outside any

    dynamic translation to pool 1 (xx.xx.xx.101 [Interface PAT])

    translate_hits = 7886, untranslate_hits = 2501

Additional Information:

Phase: 8

Type: QOS

Subtype:

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Phase: 9

Type: NAT    

Subtype: rpf-check

Result: ALLOW

Config:

static (inside,outside) xx.xx.xx.100 192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.255

nat-control

  match ip inside host 192.168.1.100 outside any

    static translation to xx.xx.xx.100

    translate_hits = 179, untranslate_hits = 6511

Additional Information:

Phase: 10

Type: HQF

Subtype: hierarchical-queueing

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Phase: 11

Type: NAT

Subtype: host-limits

Result: ALLOW

Config:

static (inside,outside) xx.xx.xx.100 192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.255

nat-control  

  match ip inside host 192.168.1.100 outside any

    static translation to xx.xx.xx.100

    translate_hits = 179, untranslate_hits = 6511

Additional Information:

Phase: 12

Type: IP-OPTIONS

Subtype:

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Phase: 13

Type: QOS

Subtype:

Result: ALLOW

Config:

Additional Information:

Phase: 14

Type: FLOW-CREATION

Subtype:

Result: ALLOW

Config:      

Additional Information:

New flow created with id 10861671, packet dispatched to next module

Result:

input-interface: outside

input-status: up

input-line-status: up

output-interface: inside

output-status: up

output-line-status: up

Action: allow

Super Bronze

Re: Remote access vpn not able to connect ASA outside hosting IP

Hi,

The output doesnt seem to indicate any problem in the configuration. It matches the Static NAT for the destination IP address is forwarded to the "inside" interface.

Could there be any problem related to routing the traffic back to the VPN ASA from the other device in the LAN network? Or could there be something blocking the traffic there?

If you want definitive answer to the question if traffic is going through the VPN ASA and going to the internal LAN and if anything is coming back you can configure capture on the ASA in the following way

access-list VPN-CAP permit ip host

access-list VPN-CAP permit ip host

capture VPN-CAP type raw-data access-list VPN-CAP interface inside buffer 5000000 circular-buffer

Then you can log in with the VPN Client while having management connection to the ASA. Then test connection to the server with some TCP based connection. Naturally you can also try ICMP if that is allowed.

Then check the output of

show capture

This will show if there is anything hit in the capture

Then you can use this command to view the actual contents on the CLI (only really good for really small amount of data captured)

show capture VPN-CAP

To copy the capture to some local host and open the capture with Wireshark for easier analysis you can use the command

copy /pcap capture:VPN-CAP tftp://x.x.x.x/VPN-CAP.pcap

You can remove the capture and its data from the ASA with

no capture VPN-CAP

This should clearly show us if the traffic is going from the VPN Client to the internal LAN and server and if anything is coming back. If not, then have to look for the problem on the other devices.

Notice that the IP address used as the server IP in the capture ACL is the IP address after the UN-NAT. The local IP address for this VPN ASA in other words.

Hope this helps

- Jouni

New Member

Remote access vpn not able to connect ASA outside hosting IP

Hi Jouni,

Problem solved after internal firewall rules tuning. Many thanks your response.

rgds,

Frankie

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