Configuring Cisco PIX 501 for VPN
Posted on 2004-11-18
I'm attempting to set up what I normally would consider a simple VPN using the PIX 501. I tried running through the "VPN Wizard" and got thoroughly confused so it's time to pose the question to you.
I'm setting this up for a small business with about 10 remote users. All clients are running Windows XP Pro SP2 and using the Cisco VPN Client v. 4.0.5. The business has one Windows 2003 Domain controller that also doubles as an Exchange Server 2003. With your help I've been able to allow OWA and SMTP mail through to the internal server, but need help setting up the VPN so the remote clients can access their network files, printers, etc from anywhere.
I want the VPN users to dynamically be assigned private (internal) addresses on the LAN and need them to be able to search AD resources, shares, etc. Additionally they need to be able to access the public internet while simultaneously accessing the private network resources.
Internal server IP: 192.168.1.10 255.255.255.0
PIX External IP: 18.104.22.168 255.255.255.240
internal domain name - x.corp
NETBIOS domain name - x-corp (some of this is likely irrelevant to the configuration, but just want to be specific)
Wasn't sure if XP SP2 would present any "gotchas" either.