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Cisco pix firewalls and Idle time out

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I have a Pix 515E firewall that I am using for VPN access to the network. I have the following line in my configuration for Timeout when the user is Idle:
vpngroup Group name idle-time 1800
 This line is present but when a user connects and is idle for the alotted time they are not disconnected. Is there another command that needs to be added to acomplish this ?

Also is there a way to send a disclaimer when a user logs into the firewall using a vpn client.

Thanks for your help

Bob W
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by:Pete Long
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how about

isakmp keepalive 30
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by:BobWoodard01
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I do not have that line in my configuration. Please tell me what that does.
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by:Pete Long
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sends a keep-alive pulse down the VPN tunnel every 30 seconds
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by:BobWoodard01
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That should keep the tunnel up, not disconnect it. Iwant the user to bedisconnected if they leave the computer for 30 minutes without doing anything.
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by:Pete Long
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=/ I am a clown! sorry man, a clear case of RTFQ my appols

Pete
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by:tevens
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You have the right command.  The most likely cause is that the user isn't idle.  Windows is a very chatty.  Even when you aren't doing anything the Windows OS is.  I would recommand putting an ACL on the user to block the standard chattness of windows.

--Tim
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>is there a way to send a disclaimer when a user logs into the firewall using a vpn client.

With the VPN 3000 concentrator, yes, but not with the PIX.
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