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Hi Expert,

First of all let me admit that i m novice to this technololgy of VPN's & FW's so you may expect all types of silly doubts and questions from my end.

This is in regards to SITE-to-SITE VPN between two offices both on ADSL connection. I was somehow able to fix the VPN between to offices.
It worked for couple of days but later the tunnel went down and it is still down I think when the public IP address changes it is not updated to the hostname registered with DDNS. I have mentioned the configuration in the attached file

Earlier Qlemo suggested me few things to do such as
Clear ike-coo all
enable VPN monitor etc.. It started all working fine but not for very long.

please suggest me if there is anything i am missing for the VPN's to stay stable.


Thanks in advace,
Satish

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It looks like you are using a DDNS service at both ends. I have never been able to make this work consistently. DDNS at one end works fine but at both ends it seems if the connection is lost even for a second the VPN is not re-established. I have run into this using several different manufacturer's hardware. I think you will find you need a static address at one end for stability.
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thanks fpr replying Rob but as if now i dont have that option of static Ip address. i have to make it work, a lot depends upon this.... i have to fix it desperately
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The point is I am doubtful there is anything you can do to fix it. Best practices for any VPN states that both ends be static. Cisco insists on this. I have about 20 tunnels running that are very stable using DDNS at one end, but have never successfully maintained a connection with 2 DDNS services for more than 2 days. One thing that helps is to ensure any "keep alive" options are enabled.

Perhaps others will have some suggestions though.
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Not to be difficult but as I understand it from the EE guidelines; "Please remember that if the answer to your question is You can't do that you still received an answer."  Step 4 of http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi36
My comments were not idle guesses but as my profile perhaps backs up, it is from a reasonable amount of experience.
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I am not doubting ur capabilities rob its only my desperation and nothing else.
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I understand your desperation, but how does closing and refunding points help your problem?
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i dont waht to close or refund unless i get a solution i got a temp solution which i thougt was full proof so i closed the case earlier
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