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GRE tunnel with crypto statement matching source and destination

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Conceptually trying to understand something with IPSec.  Just want to know if what I'm thinking is correct...

I have two endpoints 1.1.1.1 and 1.1.1.1.2.  The local networks on those two networks are 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1 respectively.  

I setup a GRE tunnel to match the two external IPs.  I setup a cryptomap over this GRE tunnel, but in my crytpo statements I only match the gre traffic.  

I route to each network via the GRE tunnel, but that GRE tunnel is encrypted?  Normally, I would match my local networks in my crypto statement so that they are encrypted (show crypto ipsec sa), but I saw a configuration like this the other day and it got me scratching my head.  If I only match on GRE traffic, I'm seting up an IPSEC Gre tunnel but is my local traffic passing over it still secure?  

 
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You're probably looking at the typical ipsec tunnel where the tunnel is encrypted only between the end points and the local networks behind each endpoints are not even aware that their traffic is getting encrypted.

This is quite possible in site-to-site lan.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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Hey Rajesh, that is correct.  My question was, those local networks are not matched in my access-list that defines interesting traffic for my crypto statement.  The only access-list for interesting traffic was as follows

access-list XXX permit gre host 1.1.1.1 host 1.1.1.2

So, the GRE traffic is what is being encrypted under IPSec, whereas my local networks are routing over the specific GRE tunnel.

Does that make sense?  Can I look at this as, well the GRE tunnel is IPSec encrypted, so therefore my local traffic going over GRE is also encrypted?

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Looks a little different to me, would it be possible for you to post the configuration ? (sanitized configuration-> take off the passwords part and remove the first octect of your public ip )

Cheers,
Rajesh
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Below link is actually exactly what I'm looking at and makes sense.  Thanks for the responses though.  You get the points cause you were teh only one that bothered to even try to answer.  

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk583/tk372/technologies_configuration_example09186a008009438e.shtml

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