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Configure Cisco PIX 501 to accept VPN traffic thru a PPPoe setup

AggieJeff asked
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I currently setup a Cisco PIX 501 router to be used behind a DSL moden set in Network Bridge Mode.  It has been setup to accept PPPoe but now I would like to setup the Cisco to accept connections from the outside via a VPN.

How can I configure the PIX to accept this traffic?

Here is the current config:

PPPoE Assigned IP addr: on Interface: outside
   Remote IP addr:
pixfirewall(config)# show config
: Saved
: Written by enable_15 at 23:55:42.769 UTC Wed Feb 4 2009
PIX Version 6.3(5)
interface ethernet0 auto
interface ethernet1 100full
nameif ethernet0 outside security0
nameif ethernet1 inside security100
enable password AID0a2lGQVbJWhuL encrypted
passwd AID0a2lGQVbJWhuL encrypted
hostname pixfirewall
domain-name cottondata.com
fixup protocol dns maximum-length 512
fixup protocol ftp 21
fixup protocol h323 h225 1720
fixup protocol h323 ras 1718-1719
fixup protocol http 80
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
fixup protocol tftp 69
name cottondata
pager lines 24
mtu outside 1500
mtu inside 1500
ip address outside pppoe
ip address inside
ip audit info action alarm
ip audit attack action alarm
pdm logging informational 100
pdm history enable
arp timeout 14400
global (outside) 1 interface
nat (inside) 1 0 0
route outside 1
timeout xlate 0:05:00
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 sip-disconnect 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00
timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute
aaa-server TACACS+ protocol tacacs+
aaa-server TACACS+ max-failed-attempts 3
aaa-server TACACS+ deadtime 10
aaa-server RADIUS protocol radius
aaa-server RADIUS max-failed-attempts 3
aaa-server RADIUS deadtime 10
aaa-server LOCAL protocol local
http server enable
http cottondata inside
no snmp-server location
no snmp-server contact
snmp-server community public
no snmp-server enable traps
floodguard enable
telnet cottondata inside
telnet timeout 5
ssh timeout 5
console timeout 0
vpdn group COTTONDATA request dialout pppoe
vpdn group COTTONDATA localname jennifer-abad@att.net
vpdn group COTTONDATA ppp authentication pap
vpdn username ******* password ********** store-local
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Sr. Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2008
Simplest way is to just run the PDM VPN Wizard and walk through all the steps.
When it comes to identifying an ip address pool for the vpn clients, use a different sbunet than your internal 192.168.1.x

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I can't access the PDM.  I would have to update the version and I don't have an account to download the upgrade.

Anyway around that or do you have a command line way?
Les MooreSr. Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2008

of course there is command line ways.
Here's a good reference document


Not following.  How does the client establish the VPN tunnel to the pix from the outside.  Based off my configuration, what would be the host address for the outside interface of the PIX?
Les MooreSr. Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2008

>ip address outside pppoe
Given that your IP address is dynamic, you would have to find it using "sho interface"
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