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Cisco Pix 501 VPN Setup

Posted on 2006-05-16
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have the need to remotely manage a handful of servers behind a Cisco Pix 501. I need a basic client to Pix VPN setup so I can use terminal services or VNC to hit these servers from anywhere. With that being said anyone have some basic steps to take to get this going? Do I need a dedicated public IP for the VPN? I am not running AD so I will not be doing a radius setup to a domain controller for authentication, it will be local authentication if possible. What type of access rules need to be created in or out? Anything I might have missed?
Question by:ServicePointUSA
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Have a look at the following page:


You can either select IPSec OR PPTP, IPSec is more secure then PPTP


Once you have decided which technology to use, configure the PIX to accept VPN connections.

As far as I know, you can use Dynamic IP Address for VPN Server (PIX in this case) but static is preferred.

NO radius is required, you will create usernma/password on the PIX.

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renill earned 750 total points
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I believe u require a Remote access VPn setup at your site.
this would help you out.



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