I am using a Cisco ASA 5510. Our tunnels always drop due to inactivity, which is a security issue I understand, and it only takes some "interesting traffic" to bring it back up. My problem is that it looks like the interesting traffic has to originate from my side of the tunnel, when our clients send traffic and the tunnel is down due to inactivity it does not come back up. Is there a setting that I am overlooking that will make it come back up no matter who sends traffic? Or, is there a way to make it stay up through inactivity?
Thanks for the reply, the only place I could find something like that was on the crypto map connection-type for the tunnel I have a choice of bidirectional, answer-only, and originate-only. Is that what you are talking about? because all of my site-to-site vpn's are set to bidirectional.
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[toc:faq]Introduction:This document describes details on how NAT-T
works.Background:ESP encrypts all critical information, encapsulating
the entire inner TCP/UDP datagram within an ESP header. ESP is an IP
protocol in the same sense that TCP and UDP are I...