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VPN connection between Pix 501 and ASA 5505

Hi,

We have successfully connected the pix501 and asa 5505 firewallls using ipsec vpn.

the firewalls and servers and beeing shutdown after office hours.

the problem is everytime we turn on the firewalls, we need to do "ping" on vpn inorder to establish vpn connection with the two firewalls.

After doing a ping command. The VPN connection between firewalls is established.

we us vpdn to create a tunnel to the asa firewall.

Can you help us with this one?

Thanks

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VPN connection between Pix 501 and ASA 5505

AFAIK, you need some interesting traffic to initiate the tunnel. In your case you are using ping. Tunnel should also reestablish if you try to access any resource on the other end.

Thx

MS

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VPN connection between Pix 501 and ASA 5505

is there any way that I can auto reconnect the Tunnel upon turn on?

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VPN connection between Pix 501 and ASA 5505

My question is, why do you want the tunnel to remain active all the time? 

The only way I know of to achieve this is with the 'originate only' and 'answer only' commands in the crypto map which is not possible with the PIX.  Even in this case, the individual phase 2 SAs will still need to be established by interesting traffic.

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