VPN to a PIX behind another PIX

Posted on 2005-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Ok here's my issue.

I have a 501 PIX and I can connect to VPN fine, once conencted though I cannot ping or access anything.

I see this issue here at work only. I can access everything fine at home. Any ideas why? The network I am VPNing into is 192.168.8.x.

Is there something on our work PIX (which is a 515E) that I need to change. Here is the config on the work PIX:

PIX Version 6.3(1)
interface ethernet0 auto
interface ethernet1 auto
interface ethernet2 auto
nameif ethernet0 outside security0
nameif ethernet1 inside security100
nameif ethernet2 dmz security4
hostname Firewall
clock timezone CST -6
clock summer-time CDT recurring
fixup protocol ftp 21
fixup protocol h323 h225 1720
fixup protocol h323 ras 1718-1719
fixup protocol http 80
fixup protocol ils 389
fixup protocol pptp 1723
fixup protocol rsh 514
fixup protocol rtsp 554
fixup protocol sip 5060
fixup protocol sip udp 5060
fixup protocol skinny 2000
fixup protocol smtp 25
fixup protocol sqlnet 1521
name x.x.x.x WebServer
name x.x.x.x FTPServer
name x.x.x.x MailServer
object-group service FTP tcp
  port-object eq ftp
  port-object eq ftp-data
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any interface outside eq www
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any interface outside eq https
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any interface outside object-group FTP
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any interface outside eq smtp
access-list outside_access_in permit icmp any any
access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl permit ip any
access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl permit ip any host FTPServer
access-list outside_cryptomap_dyn_40 permit ip any
pager lines 24
mtu outside 1500
mtu inside 1500
mtu dmz 1500
ip address outside x.x.x.x
ip address inside
ip address dmz
ip audit info action alarm
ip audit attack action alarm
ip local pool vpn-pool
pdm location inside
pdm location WebServer inside
pdm location MailServer inside
pdm location FTPServer dmz
pdm location inside
pdm location inside
pdm location inside
pdm location outside
pdm location outside
pdm location FTPServer inside
pdm history enable
arp timeout 14400
global (outside) 10 interface
nat (inside) 0 access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl
nat (inside) 10 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface www WebServer www netmask 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface https WebServer https netmask 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface smtp MailServer smtp netmask 0 0
static (dmz,outside) tcp interface ftp FTPServer ftp netmask 0 0
access-group outside_access_in in interface outside
route outside x.x.x.x 1
route inside 1
timeout xlate 3:00:00
timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 rpc 0:10:00 h225 1:00:00
timeout h323 0:05:00 mgcp 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00
timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute
aaa-server TACACS+ protocol tacacs+
aaa-server RADIUS protocol radius
aaa-server LOCAL protocol local
http server enable
http outside
http inside
no snmp-server location
no snmp-server contact
snmp-server community public
no snmp-server enable traps
floodguard enable
sysopt connection permit-ipsec
sysopt connection permit-pptp
crypto ipsec transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5 esp-3des esp-md5-hmac
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 20 set transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 40 match address outside_cryptomap_dyn_40
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 40 set transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5
crypto map outside_map 65535 ipsec-isakmp dynamic outside_dyn_map
crypto map outside_map interface outside
isakmp enable outside
isakmp policy 20 authentication pre-share
isakmp policy 20 encryption 3des
isakmp policy 20 hash md5
isakmp policy 20 group 2
isakmp policy 20 lifetime 86400
vpngroup vpn-group address-pool vpn-pool
vpngroup vpn-group dns-server
vpngroup vpn-group wins-server
vpngroup vpn-group default-domain
vpngroup vpn-group idle-time 1800
vpngroup vpn-group password
telnet inside
telnet timeout 5
ssh timeout 5
management-access inside
console timeout 0
terminal width 80
: end

Question by:Justin Durrant
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    Accepted Solution

    If I am working on a site where there is PIX and I want to VPN home (to my own PIX) there is just one line I add to the configuration:


    Nothing else.

    I also have it in my own PIX as well to ensure that everything is working correctly.

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    Expert Comment

    Agree with Sembee, simply add the nat-traversal command
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    Author Comment

    by:Justin Durrant

    I added the command and no luck. It looks like there is also a 20 after the command (which I did not add) when I do a show run.
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    Expert Comment

    It should be added to both your pix and the remote end-point pix.
    The "20" is default timeout
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    Author Comment

    by:Justin Durrant
    Ok.. I will have to do it on the remote pix tonight. Do I need to add any routes?
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    Expert Comment

    You will not need to add any routes anywhere.
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    Author Comment

    by:Justin Durrant

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