Cisco VPN client, local LAN access and second NIC

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Hi,

my question is about the "local lan access" using the Cisco VPN client.

When I establish the VPN, all the traffic is injected in the IPSec VPN.
Checking the VPN client status (Status / statistics) I see that:
- in "tunnel details", the local LAN is disabled (nothing changes if I
enable the "allow local LAN access" in the VPN client profile, as it is
overwritten by the VPN gateway administrator)
- in "route details", the whole traffic is secured (no local lan routes
and 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 in the secured routes)

However, I do need to access some resources locally and changing the
configuration of the VPN gateway (allow the local LAN and add local lan
routes) is unfortunately not an option :-((

Referring to the VPN client documentation, it states: "this feature
(local LAN access) works only on one NIC card, the same NIC card as the
tunnel". So I added a second NIC and configured the routing to the local
resources via this second NIC but no way: when the VPN is established
via the primary card still the access to local resources is prevented. I
see that the routing table is correct and - when I initiate the traffic
- only the arp entry appears showing that the local resource is being
contacted via the second card but no IP traffic is initiated on that
path ... :-(

Do you know a possible solution / workaround to access the local
resources in this scenario, by using a second NIC card or with whatever
else solution?

Thank you in advance!
Best regards.
Diego.

Re: Cisco VPN client, local LAN access and second NIC

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Go to your IT department and plead your case as to why you need this
ability. If they determine that the need out-weighs the security risk then
they can make the appropriate adjustments on the VPN server or simply place
you in another VPN group.


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