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Cisco PIX VPN Setup - General process flow?

Posted on 2004-10-25
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I recently bought a PIX thanks to assistance on the following post:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Routers/Q_21157408.html

I  think I may have bit off more than I was prepared to chew. I now realize I'm more of an IP novice than I previously thought. I probably would have been more successful with the Linksys route, however I have the PIX, like it's capabilities, and I've commited to tackling it.

My question is can someone just list the steps I should take in setting up VPN using Cisco VPN client? At the moment I just have general web access provisioned and I've been reviewing the Cisco configuration examples and other posts on this site. I am just looking for a process flow such as open port x, enable feature x, create list x, etc... Once I have this, I think I can reference previous posts and the cisco documentation to complete the task.

One other question I have is do I setup the VPN on the outside interface? For informational purposes, I have 2 IP addresses which I intend to use 1 with PAT for general net access and the other with Static, I think, for VPN access.
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    by:ehcruzan
    I should mention that I haven't received my SmartNet package yet, so I don't have access to the client software as yet. Maybe I should append my question to include L2TP as a short term solution until I get the Cisco client.
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    One of the links I use extensively is:
    www.cisco.com/go/pix

    which takes you to the PIX section of the Cisco website. From there it is just a short jump to the configuration examples and then you might look at something like this:
    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/products_configuration_example09186a00801e71c0.shtml

    The config has comments throughout that explain what each command (or section of commands) is for.

    I'd suggest waiting till you get the VPN client, unless you REALLY need some access prior to that. It will save confusing things.
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    by:ehcruzan
    Thank you td_miles. The link you provided is exactly what I'm looking for. I don't know why I didn't find this in my searches. Thanks!
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