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CISCO PIX 506E SITE TO SITE VPN - KEEP ALIVE

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Hello,

I have recently connected two offices using Cisco Pix 506E's.  From day one we are having problem where if users in remote office leave there application idle i.e. not data flowing through VPN tunnel then the application crashes.

What I would like to know is how to set it so that VPN link never goes idle and is always alive.  I am only familiar with GUI so please let me know where in the GUI I will find the option to do this.

Thanks.
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Actually, the problem is probably with the TCP timeout settings.

What version of PIX OS are you running?  And what version of PDM?

All versions of the PDM have a way to send command-line configuration commands.  The command you want to send the router is:

timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 rpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00


In your case, you probably want to bump the idle timeout to 8 hours or so:

timeout conn 8:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 rpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00

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PIX Version: 6.3(5)
PDM Version: 3.0(4)
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