Two VPNs on a single connection possible?
Posted on 2009-04-04
I am not very familiar with networking and trying to understand our network admin and get a picture of what needs to be done in the following setup:
In the main location, we have two networks physically completely separated with two different ISPs. Each network has a firewall with a public IP (completely independent from each other).
The branch location has one cable internet connection with a modem/router combined. Behind this box are two firewalls with private IP (10.0.1.x) addresses on the WAN ports separating two networks. Firewall1 has a VPN connection established with the network1 in the main office.
I am assuming that firewall1 must be initiating the VPN connection to the main office, because it is located behing the cable/router with a private IP on the WAN port. Am i correct or are there any other options?
What I am trying to do is to establish a second VPN connection between firewall2 (also located behing the cable/router with a private IP on the WAN port) and network2 in the main office.
Can the second connection interfere with the first one in any way (except taking bandwidth)?
Our admin claims that we need to assign static IP addresses for each firewall at the branch location. Is this required? If yes, why?
Thank you for clarification.