Show the status of a VPN in Cisco firewall/router?

Hi all,

I have an ipsec site-to-site VPN established between a Cisco 2600 router and a PIX 506 firewall.  I want to be able to telnet into each device and show the status of this VPN tunnel.  Specifically, I want to know if the VPN tunnel is up or not.  

What command(s) will accomplish this, and how do I interpret the results?

Thanks!
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lrmooreCommented:
Use
PIX# show cry is sa
Router# show cry is sa

Look for the IP address of the peer and a QM_IDLE state. As long as you see QM_IDLE the tunnel is established and happy
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visioneerAuthor Commented:
What commands am I doing to look for this?
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lrmooreCommented:
"show crypto is sa"
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visioneerAuthor Commented:
Okay, so the state is MM_NO_STATE.  I assume that means my VPN is broken?
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lrmooreCommented:
MM_NO_STATE means the ISAKMP config on one side is not right
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